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Job at OpenROV HQ

We're looking to bring on a Production Assistant here at the HQ in Berkeley. We're moving into a new space and production will be ramping up. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Contribute to the production and assembly of OpenROV kits and fully-assembled OpenROVs.
  • Assist with documentation and presentation
  • Assist with Ordering, Packing and Shipping
  • Can be full or part-time


  • Experience with digital design and fabrication tools: CAD, CAM, CNC, Laser Cutting, 3D Printing
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, start-up environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Familiarity with underwater robotics and OpenROV is a plus.

Please email your resume, portfolio or any additional material to with the subject "Production Assistant".

Posted by David Lang on April 22, 2014 at 3:00pm

OpenROV Derivatives

We've seen so many interesting add-ons and derivatives of OpenROV, I thought I'd make a list of some of them. If you've made your own OpenROV with major modifications, please post photos! Here's Part I of an ongoing series...

Ben's ROV (with magnetically coupled thrusters):

Jaime's creation:…


Posted by David Lang on April 21, 2014 at 1:22pm

Winter dive in Skellefteå

Here is a movie from winter diving in Sweden which I shot a few months ago. The water is around 0.5 degrees and about 3 meters deep. There is a lot of trash and bottles because it's in a river that runs through the city.

03:25 A necklace
08:00 A bicycle
11:05 A ring or capsule?

Posted by Joakim Karlsson on April 20, 2014 at 2:50pm

Update on my builds

I have been busy this past winter upgrading my build to the new controller Board and BBB along with changing my motors to the same as those used in the Open ROV. Had some Thrusters 3D printed and switched my lights to smaller housings and added the Lasers, IMU and another light under the ROV. Now I am all ready for the testing to see how this puppy performs. With the smaller motors I should reduce the ESC over temp conditions I had with the bigger motors and hoping the new thrusters give me better performance. I also added a Poly cord to my tether for added security and recrecovery. My next effort will be to add a gripper arm but for now I just want some play time. Here is a picture of my updated older build using the BBW & Cape and the other with the 2.6 Controller Bd.

Sand BBB. This should be a great summer to explore I am so looking forward to this Yahooooo Thanks to everyone for all the work that you have put into this project.…


Posted by David Murphy on April 20, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment


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