OpenROV in the news!


photo via Brain Lam and The New York Times

Wow, it's been a busy day here at OpenROV HQ (not really a place, more so a series of garages and TechShop). There's been a lot of mention of us on the internet, and we're grateful for such an overwhelming response to Brian Lam's story in the New York Times.

If this is your first time visiting, I encourage you to read a little more about the community and welcome you to join us in our mission to democratize ocean exploration through open source technology.

Also, it's worth reading Brian Lam's companion piece on Scuttlefish (one of our favorite blogs) and his emotional extended interview with Sylvia Earle.

Having technology around is one of the great reasons for hope. The access to technology and the access mostly to information that is key to our survival. You can’t care if you don’t know. And we’re the only creatures on the planet that have the capacity, first of all to change the planet, and secondly, to know what’s going on and then to do something about it. But first you have to know.

We’re right in the thick of things.

-Sylvia Earle, via Scuttlefish

We welcome you to join us in "the thick of things."



OpenROV is also in the News here in Germany.

Click here


Saw your info on slashdot. Very cool and simple design. Was curious as to the 100m limit. This mainly due to pressure? Have you thought about perhaps using a non-conductive fluid in the housing to increase pressure tolerance? (Like mineral oil [aka baby oil])