Open ROV Project

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Re: Open ROV Project

Post by Gdog » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:02 pm

How totally cool. How long do you expect on battery charge?

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Re: Open ROV Project

Post by ljjames » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:41 pm

2 hours...
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Re: Open ROV Project

Post by ljjames » Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:26 pm

Yes, another video...

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Re: Open ROV Project

Post by Jan K » Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:01 pm

You are doing good progress. Thanks for posting. It is a great tool for watching stuff without getting wet.
I can see myself sitting on the jetty watching the Whidbey Critters do their shenanigans without me getting cold or
running low on air...
Keep up the good work ! :supz:

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Re: Open ROV Project

Post by ljjames » Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:16 pm

:)

And yes... another... this one is straight up ROV pron...
Huge thanks to Lamont for letting me chase him and his camera around :)

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Re: Open ROV Project

Post by ljjames » Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:59 pm

Shorter version with a bit of narration...

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Re: Open ROV Project

Post by RoxnDox » Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:45 pm

Seriously cool stuff there, Laura… I could see it as a whole new way of kayak cyber-diving!

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Re: Open ROV Project

Post by ljjames » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:57 am

RoxnDox wrote:Seriously cool stuff there, Laura… I could see it as a whole new way of kayak cyber-diving!

Jim



Jim, yes, as they bring the iPad controller via a little battery powered wireless hub online (its about 3/4 done), my hope is exactly that when it comes to exploring areas that are not as readily accessible to scuba divers. It will be so cool to be able to kayak around, drop it in and do quick seastar surveys pretty much anywhere which should increase our understanding of its progression and hopefully recovery. Another opportunity is CSO's (combined storm/sewer outfalls) which i won't dive around during a rain storm, but could easily float around above in a kayak and drop the little ROV in to get images. Being able to show images of both storm drains and CSO's to random folks walking along the waterfront is a HUGE opportunity for outreach. Another neat project I'm helping get started down at the Environmental Science Center in Burian will be a build with their after school students and then documentation of the changes in the near shore following the massive shoreline restoration project.

I think peoples success with build-it-yourself stuff like this is not so much in the 'build' but what are you going to use it for... If (like me) you have a host of small projects that could be expanded dramatically by involving people who are not actually scuba divers, it makes a huge amount of sense, and the motivation to make it work is high.
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Re: Open ROV Project

Post by Gdog » Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:34 pm

Ok that is seriously cool. So much possibility. Nice work, enjoy watching your progress.

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Re: Open ROV Project

Post by ArcticDiver » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:49 pm

I'm just seeing solid black rectangles where you say you have posted images. New problem for me.

How are you uploading?
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Re: Open ROV Project

Post by ljjames » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:39 pm

Except for one image, they are vimeo videos... possibly a plug in issue? showing up as normal on my computer....
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Re: Open ROV Project

Post by ArcticDiver » Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:45 pm

Just to the web site and to my browser settings. Storage is on a subscription basis.

But, it is my browser that appears to be blocking image display. By default it has Tracking Protection On. To see the images Tracking Protection has to be turned Off and cookies for the site allowed.
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Re: Open ROV Project

Post by ljjames » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:39 pm

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and the one with more yapping in it :)

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Re: Open ROV Project

Post by ljjames » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:40 pm

and...

I got my OpenROV 2.7 kit in the mail today!!!!!!! Yippee!
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Re: Open ROV Project

Post by renoun » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:29 am

ljjames wrote:I got my OpenROV 2.7 kit in the mail today!!!!!!! Yippee!

Cool! What's this upgrade get you?
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Re: Open ROV Project

Post by ljjames » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:04 pm

a more robust unit that is much easier to assemble. ESC's are already on the board and programmed, etc...
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