January 31, 2017

Last week, we reached a big milestone. We now know that our transmitter and receiver system works!  By connecting to our school network at one end, and connecting that to the wires of the receiver antenna, we were able to send a signal from our classroom to the transmitter antenna located in our school gate house, almost one-third of a mile away. This was a simulation of what we're going to do once our invention is finalized. The transmitter will be located in Manatee Pocket, a small bay off the Indian River Lagoon, and will communicate a signal to a land-based location. Big thanks to one of our great TPS parents for not only allowing us to use their house as that station, but also for providing expertise and support in solar power installation and networking.