ROV / AUV Interest Group Looking for members / Volunteers

Greetings enthusiasts! The ROV / AUV interest group is looking for individuals who are willing to help out on 4 ROV projects. (and subsequently become members of the group) 1. We need 1 or 2 people willing to 3D print materials using Robot Garden’s 3D printer (or others). This involves 3D printing a robot hand, ...

OpenROV #411 and the Laser Cutter

OpenROV #411 and the Laser Cutter
Greetings Enthusiasts! Here is an update on the OpenROV project the ROV/AUV interest group is working on (amongst other larger systems). Our laser  cutter is a CO2 40W unit with a 20″x12″ cutting area. So we needed to modify the v2.4 files. Using Rhinoceros, the painstaking process of selecting the parts and exporting them to ...

Fixing AR.drone with 3D printed part

Fixing AR.drone with 3D printed part
How great to have the 3D printing Safety and Basic Usage workshop happening while I was trying to repair our broken Parrot AR.drone! Instead of sending away for a whole new central cross, the group printed a couple of pieces that can reinforce the patched up old framework. We haven’t tested fully in flight yet, ...

Blabdroid: From Tribeca to Bolt

Blabdroid: From Tribeca to Bolt
Alex Reben, our roboticist at large, is sharing his exciting year with us. His dissertation robot, Boxie “the needy robot” morphed into Blabdroid, the documentary film making robots. Blabdroid were the official “robots in residence” at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York in April and are now touring the world’s film festivals before taking ...

Join the ROV/AUV Interest Group for a Day in Monterey!

Join the ROV/AUV Interest Group for a Day in Monterey!
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute is having an open house in Moss Landing this Saturday, July 20th from 12noon until 5pm. Com out and join us as we investigate ocean science and learn all there is about ROV/AUVs in science action!   http://www.mbari.org/about/openhouse.html

Join the ROV/AUV Interest Group at the California Academy of Sciences!

Join the ROV/AUV Interest Group at the California Academy of Sciences!
     

A Call For Participation

A Call For Participation
Greetings Makers! We have a number of active projects ongoing and need your valuable time and assistance in bringing these great endeavors to fruition. 1. 3D Printed Robot Hand 2. ROV/AUV Test Pool 3. Building Automation / Security System 4. Art Cars (we have a bike and just purchased a Rascal!) 5. OpenROV and other ...

An Aquatic Hand?

An Aquatic Hand?
A fellow OpenROV member posted this a few weeks ago. I finally looked into it and remember having looked at the Yale hand many years ago. Well, they’ve step it up a notch and made the whole thing 3D printable! We have a 3D printer and I believe the size of all of the components ...

OpenROV and the New LASER Cutter!

OpenROV and the New LASER Cutter!
              The ROV/AUV interest group has just ordered the acrylic sheets for the OpenROV project. Yes, we are building an OpenROV from scratch. We have the LASER, we have the OpenROV laser cutter files…now it’s time to make some water robots! Be sure to sign up on http://www.meetup.com/Robot-Garden/ to get ...

Greetings enthusiasts! Time for another ROV/AUV interest group meet up. Topics to consider (though certainly not limited to): 1. Pool status 2. Designing and Building ROVs – General Discussions 3. CTD (conductivity, temperature, depth) sensor suite 4. others?