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Every week, I'm going to pick out 3 Expeditions I'm following on OpenExplorer that we think you'll like to know about. Of course, there are many more worth following, but here are a few I'm excited about:
One of the most exciting and interesting parts of an expedition is doing background research on any prior work. Sometimes you find clues. Sometimes you uncover leads. This group is showing the thrills of that process.
Planning and preparing for an expedition goes much further than just acquiring the right tools. This group…Continue
Posted by David Lang on August 31, 2014 at 7:58am
After a bit of a hiatus, I would like to announce a new interest group meetup in the Chesapeake Bay area. The ROV/AUV interest group is now up (mind the site, it's under construction) at www.meetup.com. This group was designed to bring together ROV/AUV and marine science enthusiast to collaborate on the tech for marine exploration. It also serves as an expedition collaboration group and will plan to use OpenExplorer for all of our initiates. More on that later.
For now, if you are in the Chesapeake Bay area and want to explore the surrounding watery world, drop me a line...I'll bite.…Continue
In case you missed it, Brian's been doing some awesome work. One of the most exciting developments is the ability to create plugins for OpenROV. Check out his full post on the forums: http://openrov.com/forum/topics/tutorial-creating-an-openrov-plugin
Electronic speed controllers (ESCs) were completely new to me when I first assembled my OpenROV. This article documents my initial misunderstanding (and eventual understanding) of ESCs so that future builders can move forward with fewer glitches. http://rayhightower.com/blog/2014/08/21/esc-programming-and-calibration-for-openrov/