Luke Maurits » Blog Archive » Building a DIY ROV Published: August 02, 2010Tags: untagged I've decided to undertake the project of building myself a Remotely Operated Vehicle, or ROV. Despite sounding quite general, the term ROV appears to be applied exclusively toremotely operated underwater vehicles - basically, robot submarines - rather than just any kind of vehicle which is remotely operated. "Real" ROVs, like the Seaeye Falcon, pictured below are capable of diving hundreds of metres under the surface of the ocean and find a wide range of applications in both the commercial world (underwater oil drilling operations being a topical example) and the scientific research community.
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How to build electronic devices on your own Building electrical devices is probably the most inexpensive engineering you can do because most electronic components are very cheap, like less than $1. How to actually build devices on your own isn't taught enough in engineering courses, so here's a quick summary of how to get started making devices like I have on my site. In this page, I kind of assume you're an engineer/scientist of some sort (or studying to be one) and that you've already had a few electrical engineering classes.
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ROV Electronic Kit ML301 Mini Remote Operated Vehicle Mini ROV kit ML301 Click the image for a larger view Build a Mini Underwater Remote Operated Vehicle The amazing ML301 electronic kit contains all the parts you need to make your very own home built operational underwater ROV! Every kid will enjoy this fun and educational ROV, provided that you can give up the controller long enough to let THEM play with it too! ROV's are a popular with students, science groups, and competitions.
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Underwater ROV If Simon Lake were building the Argonaut Jr. today he would certainly included an ROV. ROV's are like remotely controlled submarines with video cameras and often robotic arms that allow the operator to work underwater for the safety and comfort of a boat above or from within a submarine. Putting a video camera on an ROV and flying it underwater is actually can be done with quite easily using a joystick, some electronics, bilge pumps, and an underwater video camera. We have already built a simple ROV named Bob. Projects - tronixstuff Here is a list of various projects we’ve created – some useful, some educational, some plain different – however they’re all documented and can be easily recreated. 24th December 2013 – Arduino Book Monster 9th November 2013 – RGB LED Cube Spectrum Analyzer: 22nd August 2013 – small and large “Larson Scanner” 15th March 2013 – “Clock Four” – a scrolling text clock
Hornet The Hornet This ROV was built in our senior design class by two students (Adam Kay & Nick Callahan). The control circuits are currently being modified to use a joystick instead of potentiometers. The students are also redesigning it to use brushless motors. It is intended to be deployable and operatable by one person with the power supplied by a car battery.