Antarctic SCINI ROV is now Open Source


Hello OpenROV community!

The SCINI ROV which was designed for use in Antarctica has been Open Sourced. All electrical & mechanical plans, and software source code are available online to download!

Weighing just 41 pounds, with a maximum depth capability of 1,000 feet (300 m), SCINI is a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) deployable by two people. She can be used as a fast and highly portable exploration vehicle to map novel habitats, or as a reliable workhorse for scientific research.

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This is incredibly interesting. I’ve followed alittle of the scini work in the past, very exciting!


That is really neat. I think that design might include a full ocean depth oil compensated thruster that used a rotary seal from the medical/dental tool industry. Definitely worth checking out.