Monthly Expedition Day


#21

Let’s do this! Bay area expeditions abound!


#22

Hey everyone! Jaime and I just did an expedition in Lake Meritt today, post to come soon. I’m thinking we need to resurrect the MED, how does the 24th sound for this month?


#23

Sounds good!
I just put it in my date book!


#24

In my calendar as well!


#25

Reminder:
6 days until MED.
:).


#26

I am planning a dive too! Hopefully even under a frozen lake!


#27

With the next MED being tomorrow (!!!), I’m curious to see where everyone is planning to go/do.

For SoCal, I have small craft and high surf advisories through Sunday for the ocean, so I’m restricted to doing something on lake. I was planning on heading over to Lake Miramar and diving off one of the fishing piers. I intend to test “the beast” in something deeper than the OpenROV HQ swimming pool. I’m not sure what the visibility will be, but I’ll have my GoPro attached.


#28

Corey and I are MEDing right now!
Sadly we are having connection issues.


#29

We had some lunch.


Then sorted out the connection issues. Hooray. Highlights to follow


#30

Oh my god, that looks sooo good! … “An expedition without dessert is an expedition not worth having”…


#31

We were diving at an harbor/waiting area near a lock see google maps. Despite the slightly rainy weather, the current and the lack of dessert, we had a good time! There were some ice pieces (brrr :snowflake: ) left, that got stuck in the cable from time to time.

Some interesting snaps include a barbecue

and a mysterious box. We were trying to investigate its nature when the next boat crossed and we quickly withdrew to shore ! How did your dives work out?


#32

Now you have to find out what’s in the box @Fe3C!

So I drove out to one of the docks on Lake Miramar, and before I could even get in the water, I got swarmed with kids. How does the rule go for OpenROV and kids again? Anyway, my pilots for the afternoon. (they let me drive after their mom drug them off) :slightly_smiling:

Visability was garbage here too, as the below picture indicates, but we did see a trout and I got the ROV down to 6.7m with no leaks. Success for me. I’ll scour my GoPro footage tonight to see if there was anything interesting I missed.


#33


That is the link to the video.

2 mysterious Boxes. . .


A Filter?

A traffic Pylon.

there was a traffic cone as well but the pic was blurry.


#34

@jimmy, @Manyu_Belani, @Margaret_Sinsky, and I all went out on an expedition today as well to look at the area around a bridge. Had 3 robots and did 5 dives in total. Going through video right now and will post more shortly.


#35

Looks fantastic, I am very impressed by the educational approach of @Kevin_K, @Darcy_Paulin amazing cockpit software (anywhere available?) and the OpenROV fleet of @Brian_Grau. Looking forward to more footage!


#36


This is the link to where you can get the HUD I was using. :D.


#37

Wow, great footage from Expedition Day!

  • I hope to be at the next February day, ready for ice free diving!
  • great Camera HUD…will try this evening
  • nice modified ROVs Darcy & kevin… that will be my next step… some day…:wink:

Keep on going!

Roel


#38

I am a little late with my postings from our expedition last weekend.

See the entire expedition on OpenExplorer:

Here is the video from Dive 1 (@jimmy) and Dive 2 (@Manyu_Belani):

Here is the video from Dive 3 (@Brian_Grau ROV but with everyone piloting):

The visibility was not great and the External Light Cubes really proved how useful they can be.

Looking forward to February’s Monthly Expedition Day already!


#39

How do you all feel about weekend of the 28/29th for Feb MED?


#40

@Brian_Grau Great videos! I need to start taking more footage on the surface.

@Darcy_Paulin The 29th is a Monday. Did you mean 27-28 Feb? I’ll see what I can manage. I have a 4 day weekend 12-15 Feb, so if the sea has calmed down a bit, I might do combined side scan and ROV OPS with a friend. I plan on returning to the A.C.E. shipwreck I tried a few months ago, but I have some new tech and I’ll be changing up the set-up on my support vessel.

Did you want to start a combined OpenExplorer log and just add us all in? I think we have enough momentum now.