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Dev Call Recap 4.18.2014

Great dev call this afternoon! Thanks to everyone who tuned in!

Make sure to check out Ben's creation at the 8 minute mark.

Posted by David Lang on April 18, 2014 at 2:46pm — 2 Comments

Arduino Mega and Beaglebone Black

Hello everybody.

This is Ahmed Mohamed I am a senior student in mechanical engineering. I would like to know what is the differance between the Arduino mega original one and the OpenROV one. I wanted to connect the beaglebone and arduino together. What makes me choose the OpenROV one over the original?. 

Here is what I wanted to do...I would like to take the advantage of the beagle-bone (Ethernet) to send my control signal and receive video streaming and connect it with arduino to control the motors. Also I have the IMU of the openROV I do not know with which kit i will be using it (Beaglebone or Arduino)...I wondering if anyone could help to clarify everything to me as mechanical engineer I do not understand a lot of electronics stuff alone. …


Posted by Ahmed M. Saber on April 17, 2014 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Why send an ROV instead of a diver? (Well, Saltwater Crocs is one excuse...)

Erica Bergman just updated her expedition to Cuba, and made a post on reasons to send an ROV instead of a diver. There are all sorts of good reasons: depth, time, speed, safety, saltwater crocodiles.

Check out here trip here:

Also, OpenExplorer is now open for beta testers. If you've got a trip coming up, we'd love to have you use it and hear what you think.

Posted by David Lang on April 17, 2014 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

How to get one openrov

I there I live in London UK, and as far as can see you guys are not based in Europe so how can I get one fully assemble unit here in the UK, how much that costs with shipment and everything, it's any one in the UK using your product already?, please send or post any relevant information via blog or my email what ever is convenient for you, I love your openrov the best I have seen online so far, but a little more info is needed when it comes to buy it and maintain it especially  when you are base at the other side of the ocean, your help it will be very much appreciated.


Posted by paulo alexandre on April 17, 2014 at 1:59am — 1 Comment


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Ahmed M. Saber commented on Ahmed M. Saber's blog post Arduino Mega and Beaglebone Black
"Hello Matt, Thanks a lot. Now I am able to choose between them but what ÷ didn't understand is { (even a DC motor but only one direction) without hassle.}. We are going to use the Johnson bilge pump motors we plan to…"
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Ion commented on David Lang's blog post Dev Call Recap 4.18.2014
"Hi all: Great ideas guys :-) Congratulations."
Jim N. commented on David Lang's blog post Dev Call Recap 4.18.2014
"Ben's work is really exciting. Next project should be an efficient MHD drive lol."

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