‘Kraken’ is a project by Sutton Grammar School. The main concept behind the buoy is its primary use as an oil response system. The system is based around an oil response unit that aims to make it easier for oil companies to clean up spills quickly and effectively.
It consists of a series of buoys that cooperate to give an image of the spread of oil by using sophisticated GPS and radio technology. Using this, companies can get a picture of where oil has and will spread and then clean up spills as fast as possible.
The RockBLOCK is used to transmit the GPS position and other collected data back to a central management system to allow monitoring of the situation in near real-time.
- Arduino Atmega328 controller
- uBlock Max 6Q
- Inertial and Temp Sensors
- RockBLOCK naked unit.