This package contains the v2.8 Kit, with accessories that are essential to taking your ROV on an expedition. The hard case will protect your cargo while flying, sailing or navigating rough terrain with your ROV. The depth sensor and compass unit will provide you with necessary navigation telemetry to guide you into, or out of whatever underwater situation you are exploring. This set of products is the most popular grouping of accessories for the v2.8!
About OpenROV v2.8
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.
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 cockpit via Google Chrome. Any computer or laptop that can run chrome can be used.
Flight controls are also simple. You can use either your computer's keyboard or a gamepad controller such as the Logitech F310 to pilot the vehicle during a dive. You can document all your dives by recording the desktop. We like to use a Chrome extension called Screencastify, and there are other options too.
*Please note that Lithium batteries are non-refundable once shipped.
Minimum system requirements
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