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The Big Bang Fair UK is a national science and engineering fair held in March ( Wed 11th to Sat 14th inclusive) this year at the NEC Birmingham.

The aim of the fair is to encourage, enthuse and excite young people (primarily aged 7-19) about future training and careers in the science, engineering and technology fields.

Last year they had over 75,000 visitors - this year they aim to be bigger.

We will be there this year with a "largish" stand (16 sqm), a sizeable water tank and some of our Bob robots. We'll also have a fake sea-bed, treasure chests, some small cartesian diver experiments and anything else we can think of between now and then :) - the theme of the stand is…


Posted by Barry on January 19, 2015 at 2:16pm

Basic control

Hey at all,

My BB White working together with a Arduino Mega.

The Cockpit screen is visible, all motor ports working (simulated with servos) but the sidescreen with measuring datas showing nosens and uploading the firmware is not working.

Posted by Stefan Lagner on January 19, 2015 at 5:17am

New forum software coming soon

Upgrading the forum software has been an ongoing discussion for over a year.  We have finally settled on Discourse as the forum software of choice.  It successfully runs the forums on many popular sites:

Some of the features we are really excited by…


Posted by Brian A on January 15, 2015 at 1:30pm

Win Free Robots!

Calling all Explorer Makers!

Many of you are familiar with OpenExplorer, or perhaps you have yet to discover it!

Over at, hundreds of ROV pilots and makers are working on amazing expeditions to discover our world, and many of you are building the tools and accessories an OpenROV needs to accomplish these goals. If you have a project, or have been waiting for an excuse to jump into starting one, here it is:

We've just launched a new competition over at Instructables in which you can:

"For this contest we’d like to see how you conduct your experiments, document your research, and search for scientific solutions to everyday problems."…

Posted by erika bergman on January 14, 2015 at 4:27pm — 1 Comment


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Basic control

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