OpenROV v2.8 - Underwater Exploration Robot Kit

OpenROV v2.8 - Underwater Exploration Robot Kit
OpenROV v2.8 - Underwater Exploration Robot Kit
OpenROV v2.8 - Underwater Exploration Robot Kit
OpenROV v2.8 - Underwater Exploration Robot Kit
OpenROV v2.8 - Underwater Exploration Robot Kit
OpenROV v2.8 - Underwater Exploration Robot Kit
OpenROV v2.8 - Underwater Exploration Robot Kit

OpenROV v2.8 - Underwater Exploration Robot Kit

SHIPS DIRECTLY FROM THE MANUFACTURER

Build. Hack. Explore! You don't need to be an expert to build your own underwater robot.

$999.99

OpenROV v2.8 is an open-source, low-cost underwater robot for exploration and education. This special kit includes everything you need to get started with your underwater adventures. Want to soup up your OpenROV? Add the Carrying Case and Depth Sensor to your order.

 

Build

You don't need to be an expert to build your own underwater robot. Each required skill is introduced so that you can learn the basics of soldering, assembly, and potting electronics.

 

Hack

Set your imagination free with community built add-ons and creations of your own design! In the true spirit of Open-Source hardware, the technical forums are full of vibrant, helpful, and enthusiastic builders, makers, and coders. Borrow a hack or invent your own! Once built, you will have a window into a new world of possibilities with endless variation and potential. 

 

Explore

Small, light, and capable, you can take OpenROV 2.8 with you anywhere. Onboard lights, camera, and lasers can help you discover things in places you can't or shouldn't go yourself, up to 100m deep! OpenROV also connects you the amazing, supportive community of people on OpenExplorer who are collaborating with other OpenROV pilots, institutions, and individuals around the world in the name of science, adventure or plain curiosity about what's down there. 

 

Key Features of Kit

  • Live HD video up to 1080p with wide-angle lens and tilt function
  • LED lighting for low-light environments
  • Easy-to-use web browser user interface
  • 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
  • Rechargeable lithium batteries
  • 100-meter lightweight 2-wire tether
  • Compact and lightweight--backpack or carry-on ready
  • Payload area for additional hardware or equipment
  • All open source hardware and software designed for end-users to change

 

What's In the Box?

  • OpenROV v2.8 Mini Observation Class ROV
  • Rechargeable Li-FePO4 Batteries (set of 6). Batteries ship separately
  • Battery Chargers (set of 3)

 

What You'll Need

  • Soldering iron, heat gun, wire strippers, flush cutter
  • Hacksaw, small screwdriver set, needlenose pliers, scissors, utility knife, standard pliers
  • Acrylic cement, applicator for acrylic cement, Super Glue, 2-Ton Epoxy, silicon based lubricant
  • Electrical tape, sand paper
  • Disposable rubber gloves, safety glasses

Note: This item ships directly from the manufacturer. It may take 1-3 days for your order to ship. This item does not qualify for discounts.

Physical Specifications

  • Weight 2.6kg
  • Dimensions 30cm long x 20cm wide x 15cm high
  • Nominal battery life 2-3 hours (depending on use)

  • Performance Specifications

  • Maximum depth 100m (328ft)
  • Maximum tether length 300m (100m tether provided)
  • Maximum forward speed 2 knots
  • LED brightness 180lm
  • Temperature capability -10C - 50C
  • Software controlled camera tilt (+/- 60 deg from center)

  • Instrumentation

  • HD Webcam (120 deg FOV) with audio Red Scaling lasers (parallel, 10 cm separation)
  • Numerous current and voltage sensors External I2C bus with 3.3V power for external instrumentation
  • 6 additional auxiliary wires for user-defined external instrumentation or devices

  • Minimum system requirements

  • Chromebook or laptop from within the last 3 years with RJ-45 ethernet connector
  • OS/X/Windows/Linux, latest Chrome browser
  • Free USB port
  • Latest Chrome browser