Heads up to our Scandi community members: OpenROV is having a workshop in Oslo in November hosted by MESH and conceived and organized by our truly wonderful OpenROV Ambassador, Christine.…Continue
Added by Zack on October 23, 2014 at 11:55am — No Comments
"Founded by Dr. Clive Cussler, the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA) is a non-profit, volunteer foundation dedicated to preserving our maritime heritage through the discovery, archaeological survey and conservation of shipwreck artifacts.+
- See http://www.numa.net/
Yep. Interesting site.
"NUMA is a 501c3 non-profit with no full-time staff. The majority of funding (more than 95%) for…Continue
Added by Jim N. on October 22, 2014 at 6:27am — No Comments
Hey there, community. Short time ago Dominik introduced to us the Community Hacks section on Dozuki. I wrote up an article on how to build a WiFi enabled Tether Management System so that no cables are hanging from your laptop anymore.…Continue
After an Etube end cap failed on an expedition in Lake Shasta, we decided to conduct an experiment on end cap assembly and methods which we believe might negatively affect the integrity and therefore fail at a lower PSI than expected.
We lost many end caps and Etubes in the process, but we came out of it more knowledgeable about our…Continue
Last month, we launched OpenExplorer to a wider audience and asked what you'd explore with an OpenROV. We offered a few OpenROV kits as an incentive to get the first ideas out on the site. To be perfectly honest, we weren't quite sure what to expect. Well, we were completely blown away. There were so many great ideas and inspiring expeditions posted that we felt terrible about not being able to send ROVs out to…Continue
I wonder if there's dealers in Europe that have the rov in stock.
Can anyone help?
Added by Ole Lindbjerg on October 8, 2014 at 12:19am — No Comments
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: …Continue
The New York City Node JS Meetup asked me to speak about OpenROV. About 80 developers attended. The talk was scheduled for five minutes, but it ran for seventeen due to questions from the audience. OpenROV attracts interest! Slides & video: Node.js Under Water
Added by Jim N. on October 4, 2014 at 10:21am — No Comments
Dom and I have been testing out Glitter (https://gitter.im/OpenROV/discuss), a persistent online chat application that is all the range in the github community these days. We like it! He and I are both committed…Continue
ROV headquarters is littered with Pelican cases. Rather obscenely so. It seems that even if there were something perfectly capable of traveling in relative safety and comfort without any sort of hardcase, Eric would buy a hardcase for it just to be sure. As evidence of such I present to you the following picture of the all cases within arm's reach as I wrote this post.…Continue
The Marine Science & Technology Foundation is now accepting Expressions of Interest. From their website:
The Marine Science & Technology Foundation (MSTF) supports oceanographic technology research and development projects that demonstrate strong alignment with the Vision and Mission of the Foundation.
Successful proposals will have promise to…
Added by David Lang on September 26, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
There is a $10k grant being awarded to a project or technology around Ocean conservation. It's called The Blue, and more information can be found here:
Researchers in Greece have created a neat octopus-style robot that they're calling, well... Octobot!
More on Science News: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/octobot-uses-webbed-arms-swim-faster
Added by David Lang on September 23, 2014 at 4:19pm — No Comments
Hello all. There have been two official changes to the OpenROV 2.6 kits and assembled units that are purchased through our webstore. I'd like to take a second to explain what changes were made, why, and how you can also make these changes.
Affects OpenROV 2.6 serial numbers 1400 and…Continue
It's that time of year! We'll have a pool and booth (as well as giving a few talks) at Maker Faire in NYC this weekend.
If you're in the area, please stop by and say hi!
Tickets here: …Continue
I'd like to point your attention to Mission Blue and the new Mission Blue movie. Mission Blue was started by the renowned Dr. Sylvia Earle, and whatever your view…Continue
Added by Jim N. on September 14, 2014 at 6:27pm — No Comments
Members of Boy Scout Troop 534 took an OpenROV for a spin in Lake Michigan on Saturday morning. The weather was cold (in the 40s in September) but the OpenROV held its own in the choppy lake water. Details and photos.
Youthful exuberance drove me to pilot my OpenROV before I built a good tether management system. Bad idea! It’s better to have a tether management plan (any plan) before you pilot your OpenROV.
This article (Manage That OpenROV Tether or Else) describes a tether management system.
Want to come build underwater robots with us? OpenROV is hiring for a part-time production assistant:
• 8 to 32 hours / week
• Starts immediately
• Flexible schedule
• Daily work will include assembly, testing, online documentation, tech-support
• Other work will include deployments, r&d, event work and offsite work
This is a great way to get onboard with an exciting start-up with some really great people making really