Dive! Dive! Dive! OpenROV for Ocean Exploration with Off-the-Shelf Hardware and Open Designs
"The ocean is one of the most unexplored reaches of our planet, yet much of it can be explored if you have your own ROV. The aim of the this class and the OpenROV project is to put ROVs in the hands of hobbyists and explorers without a heavy pricetag. We will go into what it takes to build your own ROV, using off the shelf hardware with the Beaglebone and the Arduino along with various sensors and motors. From the foundation of using open software packages that install on Linux, to the open source laser cut files you can use to build your own ROV. Then we’ll explore various aspects of the design from command and control, tether design, interfacing sensors and motors, and cloud deployment so you can share the exploration with your family, friends and the world."
Delivered this presentation at the Design West conference last Tuesday. Of course I had to get my OpenROV ready to show so it pushed me along. Lots of people showed interest in getting involved in the OpenROV project which is exciting. I hope to see them connect here soon.