This kit contains all the parts necessary* to build your own ROV! The v2.8 ROV design is the product of years of testing and feedback from our online open-source community. We focused on improving the build process to make it more a more enjoyable and straightforward experience.
OpenROV takes about 2-3 days to assemble, with every step of the process carefully documented with photos and text. Our ROVs are geared towards those who seek an affordable ROV to deploy quickly and easily, whilst providing an enriching build experience.
*Does not include batteries or chargers
You don't need to be an expert to build your own underwater robot. Each skill is introduced at a beginner level so that you can learn the basics of soldering, assembly, and potting electronics as you build OpeROV. Our quick and knowledgeable technical support team is there to back you up every step of the way.
Once assembled and tested, flying your OpenROV is straightforward, and fun.
You do not need an internet connection or to download software on your computer. OpenROV connects to your computer via the tether and uses an Ethernet protocol. You can access the ROV cockpitvia Google Chrome. Any computer or laptop that can run chrome can be used.
Nominal battery life is 2-3 hours with standard batteries (3-5 hours with high capacity batteries)
Neutrally buoyant and highly maneuverable
Maximum depth of 100m (328ft)
Maximum forward speed of 2 knots
Live HD video is streamed to the surface control unit over an ultra-thin two-wire tether
LED Lighting with a brightness of 200 Lumens
Water Temperature operational capability is between -10C to 50C
Software controlled camera tilt (+/- 60 deg from center)
Minimum system requirements
Latest Chrome browser
RJ-45 Ethernet port (a USB to RJ-45 adapter can be used for devices that don’t have a physical ethernet port.)
HD Webcam with 120 degree FOV, 1080p
BeagleBone Black and Arduino MEGA microprocessors for a flexible and powerful developer platform with dozens of input/output channels and plenty of computing power for user-designed features and experiments
Scaling lasers for size reference during a dive (parallel, 10 cm separation)
Current and voltage protection with feedback to ensure proper system function
External I2C bus with 3.3V power for external instrumentation, like our IMU/Depth Sensor
6 additional auxiliary wires for user-defined external instrumentation or devices. One power PWM channel and one servo control channel are pre-configured
Payload area for mounting additional hardware or equipment (170g max payload without adding floatation)
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