Posted on February 27, 2014 at 4:00am — 7 Comments
For any of you far-northern Europeans out there, I'll be traveling to Scandinavia tomorrow for the Oslo Maker Faire! I plan to bring an OpenROV or two with me to show off at the faire, then I'll be heading to Stockholm between the 20th and the 24th.
If anyone is in the area and would like to…Continue
Posted on January 15, 2014 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments
It's a little after one in the morning. As anyone on this side of the world can see right now, the moon is full, and for that reason the clearing around me is somewhat illuminated ...all the way up to the treeline of the forest I'm surrounded by, at which point everything becomes black with shadow. I'm sitting at a picnic table at the edge of a small grassy clearing in a regional park above Berkeley. Now that I've been sitting for a while, I can hear noises coming from…Continue
Posted on December 18, 2013 at 7:30am — 7 Comments
As greater numbers of OpenROVs are getting built, we're getting more data on the kinds of technical challenges people encounter during construction and operation. As the various causes for anomalies are figured out, we're also getting data on how those problems can be solved. Well understood failures are an excellent source of data, so I thought it would be good to start organizing common failures modes and their causes. In the short term, these data can be used for simple…Continue
Posted on December 16, 2013 at 7:26pm — 4 Comments