Eric Moulton has started a great list here. What would you add?
Science must be based on experiments, only in this way will our knowledge increase.
We have two over-arching goals. One: to inspire new explorers and experiments and Two: to tell your individual stories. How will you participate? The second wave of “Almost Home” funding is a way to get there!
Supplemental Resources can help. Here are some categories and ideas, but feel free to create and make your own idea come to life!
OpenROV Spare Parts, Modifications and Additions:
Sensors- think depth sensors and geiger counter, not your style? Want to create your own sensor(s)? Do you need epoxy, wire, LEDs?
Got everything but need a few spares? What about carrying cases or just extra power supplies and storage case?
Sharing your knowledge and experience may be as simple as renting a space to show off your stuff. Maybe you have space, but find it hard to show off your work without access to water- need to buy a pool? pay for water?
Want to share with others- how about starting a spring or summer camp session?
Conferences and events may have registration fees or booth rental costs- think USA Science and Engineering Festival in DC, OCEANS, Ocean Sciences, regional or World Maker Faire.
Want to contribute data to Global Ocean Sampling Day, but need support to get your ROV to a site?
Even a school bus has a fee- do you need funds to travel to your research site? Does your waterfront park require a permit? Need to provide food and/or water for a day in the field?
Need to fuel a vessel or rent a boat to reach a sampling site?
Communication & Audio Visual:
Who doesn’t want to share what they are discovering with the world! Attach a GoPro camera to your OpenROV.
Need video editing software? Perhaps someone to create press releases or generate media information?
How about setting your video to music or arranging it to create a message ~ one that you can share at the Blue Ocean Film Festival