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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.…Continue
Posted by Jim N. on August 27, 2014 at 2:47am
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
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/
I am currently working on designing a hydrophone for OpenROV. My starting point will be the following guide from NOAA.
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!