Last Minute - Mini-Hackathon at Noisebridge Tomorrow


#1

Hey! We're hosting a somewhat last minute mini-hackathon at Noisebridge tomorrow. We're bringing a number of OpenROVs and Beaglebones to play with. We'll also be working on propeller design, salt-water testing and improved documentation.

When: Saturday, June 9th 1:00pm-5:00pm

Where: Noisebridge -

2169 Mission Street San Francisco, California 94103

Who: You! And the OpenROV community

Cost: Free (with a $10 suggested donation to Noisebridge)

We hope you can make it! Feel free to email me with any questions - david at OpenROV dot com


#2

How'd things go?


#3

It went well.

We got a lot done - worked on the PCB, power budget, etc. Decided we need to create a WIKI to better document and easier collaboration. Coming soon!

Also: talked prop design and different waterproofing techniques for the motors.


#4

Sounds great. I'll look forward to seeing the results. I'm gathering parts and starting on my own build, and one of the things that I'm working on is a pressure-compensated thruster design - it would be great to see what other people are up to.

Just a thought, but it would be nice if hackathons like this could include a Google+ hangout or something similar. That would give those of us who live far away a chance to get in on the action.


#5

That's a great idea Ben! Having a live-feed is something we'll do next time. Also: we'll make sure it's not so last minute.