Sea Star Wasting Syndrome – Repost from OpenROV.com

Sea Star Wasting Syndrome Posted by David Lang on February 6, 2014 at 2:27pm Send Message   View Blog “Up and down the west coast, sea stars are disappearing. The phenomenon has been called sea star wasting syndrome, and we still don’t know a lot about it. From USA Today: “Something is killing starfish up and down the West ...

Hydrophones and OpenROVs

  Disclaimer: These designs are simple prototypes and in no way reflect accurate and functional models. They are supplied as sketches only. The hydrophone DIY sourced from DOSITS as an example. The ROV images are from user dezbot on thingiverse of an earlier version of the OpenROV kit. Sketchup Make was used for CAD rendering.   ...

ROV/AUV Interest Group — A Hack-A-Thon CTD+ 24h Build Results —

ROV/AUV Interest Group -- A Hack-A-Thon CTD+ 24h Build Results --
Greetings enthusiasts! What a day! In a 24-hour hack-a-thon, out here in Livermore, myself and two colleagues endeavored to design and test hardware and software; supporting a CTD+ sensor suite, targeted for our ROV projects. It was intense, it was fun, and we mostly succeeded in developing a prototype environment for the sensor suite and ...

Curriculum Development

Curriculum Development
The world of robotics has reached the wondrous point where there are more robots than we necessarily know what to do with. Robots are great for catalyzing excitement and interest in STEAM but after you’ve got the attention, the next question is usually what to do next with the robot to build real learning opportunities.

Bylaws for Comment

Bylaws for Comment
As we move forward with our quest to become a non-profit corporation, the next step is the formal adoption of bylaws. We invite all members and interested parties to take a look at our draft bylaws which we plan to formally adopt at our next monthly meeting on November 10th. Here’s my executive summary:

ROV / AUV Pool Coming Along!

ROV / AUV Pool Coming Along!
The pool was too easy to build, so Per and myself did it today in about 1.5 hrs. Our meeting for Saturday the  19th is still on as we need to shim it up and figure on how to fill it! 16′ diameter x 4′ deep = much ROV testing! Join the ROV/AUV interest group ...

DARC and drones

DARC and drones
I was at DARC in New York on the weekend and spoke about Robot Garden, our quadcopter race track and using playful ways to encourage more people, especially women, to engage with technology. I gave a solo Ted style talk and was on the panel for community user groups, joined the Parrot hackathon, saw some amazing ...

ROV Pool => Acquired!

Greetings enthusiasts! Due to the temporary hold on the ROV/AUV test pool conversion project, we were able to score a 16ft diameter, 4ft deep above ground pool from Craig’s List! We are having a group build this Saturday, Oct. 19th at 11am. Join us and spend the day discussing ROVs and pool testing. See you ...

Laser Cutter online and next SBU scheduled

Laser Cutter online and next SBU scheduled
The next laser cutter SBU is scheduled for October 13th, sign up now 🙂 For those who have already taken the class or anyone looking to gain a little extra information in advance, the class manual is now online.

ROV / AUV Interest Group Update

ROV / AUV Interest Group Update
The group has grown in size and we have ventured into the following projects. We will have updates periodically over the next few months. OpenROV Kit Magneto-Hydrodynamic Thruster Two MiniROVs for technology evaluation Archeological Camera for Submersible Platforms CTDs and Water sampling system Hydrostatic Testing Chamber…a somewhat larger one. We are pushing forwards on two ...