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We've been looking for an excuse to travel to Norway for quite a while, and this seems perfect: Maker Faire Oslo!
We're planning to make the trip across the pond, and would love to set up some other OpenROV events outside of Maker Faire to meet with you all. Anyone have any ideas for makerspaces, schools, or groups we should meet with while we're in town. Let us know below or drop an email!
Last weekend, I visited my family in Northern California and we went sailing on one of my favorite bodies of water- Big Lagoon. We were aboard a 20-foot catboat called Shadow. Of course, an adventure on the water wouldn't be complete without seeing what things look like beneath the waves, so I brought an OpenROV along for the journey.
Big Lagoon is not known (as far as I'm aware of) to have anything of particular interest in its depths, but then again, that can be said for a lot of places where great discoveries have been made.
Seasonally, the sand bar separating the lagoon from the ocean breaks open and there have been reports of all sorts of sea creatures that normally belong in the ocean finding their way into the lagoon. In World War II, the lagoon was also used as a bombing target range.…Continue
After years and years of admiring and learning from these speakers, it's wild to see my talk on TED.com. More importantly, I'm thrilled that TED let me write a short essay about the changing nature of exploration, and highlight some of the incredible people in our community.
My only critique: I wish they would have titled it "Our underwater robot" because that's what makes it special.
It was fun to interview a few people to see why and where they are exploring. I wish I could do that with everyone. I'd love to hear your thoughts in…Continue