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OpenROVers in Virginia - New Meetup Started

Greetings enthusiast!

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.…

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Posted by Jim N. on August 27, 2014 at 2:47am

NEW - Create a Plugin for OpenROV

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

Posted by David Lang on August 24, 2014 at 6:13pm — 2 Comments

ESC Programming and Calibration

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/

Posted by Ray Hightower on August 22, 2014 at 8:34am — 3 Comments

Building a Hydrophone for the ROV

I am currently working on designing a hydrophone for OpenROV.  My starting point will be the following guide from NOAA.

https://swfsc.noaa.gov/publications/TM/SWFSC/NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-417.PDF

My initial thought is to use a cheap microphone and encase in a small container filled with mineral oil.  However if anyone in the community has any tips, tricks, or would like to follow along and give advice feel free!

Posted by Marius Antares on August 19, 2014 at 4:31pm — 5 Comments

 
 
 

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