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Arctic Adventure!

Here's a local Canadian news report on OpenROVer Erika Bergman. She's taking part in an Arctic adventure that involves snorkling to Greenland from Canada. She's got two OpenROVs and is showing them to kids and interested folks throughout her trip. You can read more about her journey her:

https://openexplorer.com/expedition/arcticexpedition/

Posted by David Lang on July 15, 2014 at 12:37pm

DIT (Do-It-Together) Exploration

Over the past few years, the most fun and educational aspect of developing OpenROV has been going on the various expeditions: Hall City Cave, Sea of Cortez, Searching for the SS Tahoe, etc. The expeditions (however makeshift they were/are) have been rallying points for feature development, bug-fixing and, most importantly, meeting new friends and collaborators. On each trip, we've widened the circle of friends that have taken part in this adventure. In fact, it's exactly that aspect - a number of people with diverse skills, backgrounds and interests coming together - that has made those trips a reality!

That's the main reason we've been developing OpenExplorer. We want to give everyone the opportunity to find others who want to join in the fun. Connecting people, tools, and interesting questions.

Here's an example:…

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Posted by David Lang on July 8, 2014 at 11:24am

New Recommended Batteries

Hello OpenROVers:

The OpenROV team and community have been experimenting continuously with different battery configurations and chemistry.  We are ready to publish our conclusions about what we think will be a better source of power for OpenROVs.

What you need to know in brief:

  • We're changing our recommendation to safer, more reliable batteries
  • The new batteries will work with all 2.5, and 2.6 ROVs but require an adapter (see below), new ROVs acquired through our webstore will include adapters
  • The new batteries use the same charger as the old batteries but with caution (see below)
  • The new batteries, chargers, and adapters can now be found on the webstore

We're changing our recommended batteries!

For the last few months we've been recommending the Trustfire 26650 Li-Ion batteries to our users.  These batteries are…

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Posted by Zack on July 3, 2014 at 1:30pm — 7 Comments

OpenROV Dev Call 7.10.2014

Another Dev Call coming up next week. 7/10 at 1pm PST.

RSVP Here: https://plus.google.com/u/2/events/ch1qcods0ms5qjt3guc4vo3pm5o?authkey=CPuCx722-L3RQw

Posted by David Lang on July 2, 2014 at 3:37pm

 
 
 

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Arctic Adventure!

Here's a local Canadian news report on OpenROVer Erika Bergman. She's taking part in an Arctic adventure that involves snorkling to Greenland from Canada. She's got two OpenROVs and is showing them to kids and interested folks throughout her trip. You can read more about her journey her:https://openexplorer.com/expedition/arcticexpedition/See More
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