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Introducing: Community hacks on Dozuki

So, you built a robotic arm for your OpenROV, or added a depth sounder?A rear facing camera? Why not show our community member on how to build one themselves!Introducing: OpenROV Community Hacks on Dozuki:Check it out here: …See More
Oct 7
Dominik Fretz posted a blog post

Maker Faire Sydney - With OpenROV

Calling all makers in the Sydney area:Next weekend The Biggest Show (and Tell) is back to Sydney! This year even on 2 days and including Maker Talks, a series of 20 minute talks with insight into the Maker movement and projects!See More
Aug 9
Nils Jakobi commented on Dominik Fretz's blog post Any ROV builder in Switzerland or southern Germany that want to hang out?
"The G+ page is up "
Jun 30
Christopher Niemöller commented on Dominik Fretz's blog post Any ROV builder in Switzerland or southern Germany that want to hang out?
"Sounds good! I'll coordinate the domain usage, we can foward it to the g+ page and build a site later."
Jun 27
Nils Jakobi commented on Dominik Fretz's blog post Any ROV builder in Switzerland or southern Germany that want to hang out?
"i would have started with a google+ group and of course check with David and Eric for domain usage. Tell me what you think."
Jun 27
Christopher Niemöller commented on Dominik Fretz's blog post Any ROV builder in Switzerland or southern Germany that want to hang out?
"What kind of platform would you like? I just reserved openrov.de and could set up a forum and / or small site."
Jun 27
Nils Jakobi commented on Dominik Fretz's blog post Any ROV builder in Switzerland or southern Germany that want to hang out?
"That'll be awesome Christopher, I also don't own one yet but will order mine in a couple of weeks."
Jun 26
Christopher Niemöller commented on Dominik Fretz's blog post Any ROV builder in Switzerland or southern Germany that want to hang out?
"Hi, I don't own a ROV yet but will order one in the near future. I'm located in Karlsruhe and Hamburg. We could start a german group to attract more people. Beste Grüße Christopher"
Jun 26
Nils Jakobi commented on Dominik Fretz's blog post Any ROV builder in Switzerland or southern Germany that want to hang out?
"That'd be awesome. We need to connect the German/Austrian/Swiss/(german speaking)Italian userbase ;)"
Jun 25
Dominik Fretz commented on Dominik Fretz's blog post Any ROV builder in Switzerland or southern Germany that want to hang out?
"Nils,  That would be great. Not sure I make it all the way up there, but if I do, I give you a shout!"
Jun 25
Nils Jakobi commented on Dominik Fretz's blog post Any ROV builder in Switzerland or southern Germany that want to hang out?
"Come to cologne and we can spent some time together ;) Can't make it to southern Germany unfortunately."
Jun 25
Dominik Fretz posted a blog post

Any ROV builder in Switzerland or southern Germany that want to hang out?

Hey!I'm here in Switzerland with my ROV #463 and would love to meet up with fellow OpenROVers!Any interest in hanging out somewhere between now and end of July?If we get a space somewhere, we could do a build day or bug fix day too. I've got plenty of experience with the ROV nd the software!Regards DominikSee More
Jun 25
Dominik Fretz posted a blog post

Debugging a BBB - with a BBB

When building a new disk image for a beagle bone, it can happen that it doesn't actually boot. Now, the BBB doesn't have a serial output over the USB port as the BB white had.BBB Debug headerThe BBB has a debug header that you can connect to (J1, on the inside pf P9) and the easiest way to debug for me was to hook up another BBB.…See More
Jun 6
Alexandre Neuilly commented on Dominik Fretz's blog post New OpenROV 2.5 image: Beta 2
"Hi Dominik, I Did my first wet-test yesturday and everythings went fine except for the IMU sensor. On the info bar on the right of the Cockpit, infos about depth, HDG, and motion sensor are OK, just the Overlay in not taking the correct value (Roll…"
Dec 27, 2013
Tobias Ehn commented on Dominik Fretz's blog post New OpenROV 2.5 image: Beta 2
"Hey Dominik, thanks for answering, the servo is connected to pingroup 6. Before i uploaded the new image it was working. However in the  A Position (straight forward) it was jittering. is there a way to measure if the command is going through…"
Dec 27, 2013
Dominik Fretz commented on Dominik Fretz's blog post New OpenROV 2.5 image: Beta 2
"Tobias,  On what pin group is your servo connected, at one point there was a change from pingroup 4 to 6 (the farthest away from the ESC pins). Give that a try! Dominik"
Dec 26, 2013

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Full Name
Dominik Fretz
About Me
Software Engineer - Scuba diving instructor
Newly immigrated in Australia
My interests in ROV Submarines
Build an OpenROV!
Hometown
Aarau Rohr, Switzerland

Dominik Fretz's Blog

Introducing: Community hacks on Dozuki

So, you built a robotic arm for your OpenROV, or added a depth sounder?

A rear facing camera? Why not show our community member on how to build one themselves!

Introducing: OpenROV Community Hacks on Dozuki:

Check it out here: …

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Posted on October 7, 2014 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Maker Faire Sydney - With OpenROV

Calling all makers in the Sydney area:

Next weekend The Biggest Show (and Tell) is back to Sydney! This year even on 2 days and including Maker Talks, a series of 20 minute talks with insight into the Maker movement and…

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Posted on August 9, 2014 at 3:40am

Any ROV builder in Switzerland or southern Germany that want to hang out?

Hey!

I'm here in Switzerland with my ROV #463 and would love to meet up with fellow OpenROVers!

Any interest in hanging out somewhere between now and end of July?

If we get a space somewhere, we could do a build day or bug fix day too. I've got plenty of experience with the ROV nd the software!

Regards Dominik

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 4:48pm — 9 Comments

Debugging a BBB - with a BBB

When building a new disk image for a beagle bone, it can happen that it doesn't actually boot. Now, the BBB doesn't have a serial output over the USB port as the BB white had.

BBB Debug header

The BBB has a debug header that you can connect to (J1, on the inside pf P9) and the easiest way to debug for me was to hook up another BBB.…

Continue

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 4:30pm

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At 5:21am on August 22, 2013, Kurt said…

Hey! Yea I'm in Sydney (Sutherland area). I started my build about a month ago, just bought the cape and got the electronics up and running. Building my own chassis from PVC pipe and learning how hard waterproofing is. Ill post some pics on the forum when its completed. 

Im pretty keen to contribute to the development once I get my build finished...

 
 
 

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