I had some more play time and I still have not wanted to approach the entire acrylic side of this project. I don't have the slightest idea where to source the laser cutter so I am dragging my feet with it.
So here is a snapshots.
I know, it is a silly picture of a servo sitting on my desk...with an upside down camera. :)
How about the moneyshot:
Yep... you read that right. OpenROV running on Archlinux on a Raspberry PI. It still has a ways to go but here is the instructions.