Gulfport, MS

Device to Automatically Flip Oyster Farm Cages

Recent Team Blogs

April 15, 2020
Although the Gulfport High School Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam members are all missing each other and working on our project, our members were quick to find a way to help local hospitals' safety efforts. Not long after school closed to students, 3 members of our team were allowed to meet at the school...
February 21, 2020
Our team has worked on perfecting a prototype before trying to make adjustments to the actual oyster cages. As shown in the last blog post, we machined out custom end-caps for our hard plastic tube. Inside the tube, our design includes a "bladder" which is a plastic bag that the water goes into....
January 15, 2020
Since our last post, we have been working on making smaller scale prototypes as proof of concept. These prototypes will serve as ways for our team to experiment with different methods of raising and submerging the cages. Our first prototype included caps made of carbon fiber filament.  In...
October 24, 2019
The Gulfport High School Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam had a great time celebrating the press release with local news outlets and MDMR. Local News Outlets WLOX and WXXV were there along with Jason Ryder of the MS Department of Marine Resources. Two local news stories came as a result of this event...