Alguita ORV sets sail with Robodox OpenROV onboard for six week expedition to the North Pacific Gyre


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Check our blog post out for details.

http://robodoxrov.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/alguita-orv-sets-sail-with-robodox-openrov-onboard/

This was made possible by the great support from the OpenROV team to keep our Robodox robot team supplied with emergency parts. We had a lot of battery, motor , kit and electronics issues but things are going well now.

Thanks,

Chris and the Robodox Granada Hills Charter High School team.


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The tether management system looks cool. Is it described in detail anywhere? I was wondering if the box had a battery and wireless adapter in it, and what rotary joint you used in the reel.


#3

Hi Bob,

The tether management is created from pvc pipe with concentric diameters , one for the crank/axle and the other for the sheath attached to the base. This post gives a few more details. The rotary joint is just a monophonic microphone jack with the female end epoxied to the wooden stand. The male side of the jack is epoxied to the reel.

The TP-Link wireless adapter is contained along with the topside adapter in the small Pelican case. The TP-Link battery supplies the 5 volts to the USB cable attached to the topside adapter. See this post for some more details on what equipment is used.