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(CANCELLED in 2020) Submarine, Boating & Sailing Weekend, Norwich MBC, Weekend of 25,26th July

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Bournville Sub Day. Sept 2021 is looking likely. More details TBA.

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    Post  John Wrennall Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:36 pm

    Hi all

    Just found this link

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/openrov/openrov-the-open-source-underwater-robot?ref=6342p1

    It looks like an interesting read and could provide some food for thought.

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    Post  tsenecal Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:32 pm

    John,

    this is their second kickstarter...

    I stumbled across them about a year ago when i was trying to find people that have used arduino's with a specific make of pressure sensor.  their "real" site is this:

    http://www.openrov.com/

    they already have a "first generation" ROV available.

    check out the "Store" link at the top of that page

    and don't forget the "Forum" link as well.
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    Post  John Wrennall Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:56 pm

    Tim.

    The Trident looks very nice, quite complicated and expensive and an hour of reading the specs has reduced my brain to squirrel food, someone pass me a beer please.

    Seriously, It should be great at its design purpose of exploration etc but I think I'll stick to my scratch builds as I always think that the designing/building/head scratching is 90% of the Fun.

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    Post  tsenecal Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:41 am

    i agree on all points....

    but


    I just got back from a fun run 400 miles south of where i live... a crystal clear grotto 80 feet deep with visibility of 100 feet. an ROV would have allowed me to view "live" the entirety of it. building it would be very much like building a Tamiya r/c tank, or an Align r/c helicopter.
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    Post  tsenecal Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:42 am

    i agree on all points....

    but


    I just got back from a fun run 400 miles south of where i live...  a crystal clear grotto 80 feet deep with visibility of 100 feet.  an ROV would have allowed me to view "live" the entirety of it.  I would buy the OpenROV v2.8 Kit. building it would be very much like building a Tamiya r/c tank, or an Align r/c helicopter.
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    Post  david f Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:45 am

    It looks very good to me.

    I used to be an amateur diver where a lot of the excitement was "entering another world."

    It would be nice to go back to some of my old haunts e.g the bottom of Wastwater in the Lake District at 50m.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-20066683

    With the advances in low light cameras I could probably see more than I did the first time round!

    David

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