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I live down near Monterey so I'm only really interested in a sturdy salt water ROV. Mark has been nice enough to help out with motor trials to make that happen. (see previous posts here and here) Previously we were using the stock OpenROV 2.6 motor and a 3d printed mold. This latest test was done using the DST-700 motors by turnigy, renamed the DST-700+ for their upgraded bushings and potting along with some tape.…Continue
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Continuing my previous post on adding streaming audio from the ROV using icecast and darkice2 I have tried again! This time using a raspberry pi and a wolfson sound card that plugs in to the pi. It looks pretty good so far. The bad audio latency and buffer underrun problems I had before trying to pull from the webcam mic with the beaglebone are gone, and I boosted up the quality to 44khz and 128kbit. It will need a test streaming some music from an audio input like a CD player or Ipod though to really see what's going on but the delay is down to…Continue
Our collective human desire to explore and expand draws us into developing engineering solutions to the difficult problems of space travel, exploration and colonization. In order to succeed at such grand endeavors, we need the support equipment to aid us in discovery; determining the environments and analyzing hazards to fulfill mission objectives. Our scientific investigation of our planetary neighbors not only draws us in this push outward, but has given us unprecedented ability to understand our own planetary processes. The development of planetary bodies, the evolution of planetary systems, and the habitability of foreign environments interest us in our search for knowledge of the cosmos.
One planetary body of great interest is the icy moon of Europa. Why? One reason, water.
Without posting a treaties on the need to explore a world covered in ice, encasing a secretive subsurface ocean,…Continue
Posted by Jim N. on April 10, 2014 at 7:44am