One of the key features needed to make OpenROV a capable scientific tool is a laser scaling system: for underwater archaeology, sizing of organisms, etc. Luckily, Eric designed this feature upgrade from the very beginning. You'll notice slots in the e-chasis that fit the additional lasers.

Here's what it looks like from the OpenROV Cockpit:


Nice. What would also be interesting is to have a widget on the HUD that detects the reflected beam dots an outputs the distance on the new HUD design, which looks real good by the way. If I ever get some free cycles, I'll see what I can hack up for that.


Will the lasers be wired so that there will be on/off control from the Cockpit, or will they be expected to be on all the time?



It sounds great!

Where did you get the lasers?