Exploring the great pacific ocean in Maui, HawaiiSeptember 16 2014
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We've had a design session and have decided that we are going to use an old underwater video housing for the underwater control unit. The housing buttons will be hacked for the computer control. A screen will be placed in the housing as well as a Intel atom computer. We may also attempt to use a spare raspberry pi for the control computer. We will be using lithium phosphate batteries for power. More updates soon.
Mauimakers is a nonprofit makerspace in Maui, Hawaii. We have members who are sailors, fishermen, surfers, kiters, and scuba divers. Open rov is an ideal platform to explore areas that are otherwise difficult or impossible to explore, from the freshwater caves of waianapanapa to the wreck of the Saint Anthony and the secret cave within the cathedral caves of lanai. Our team seeks to take open rov to it's limits seeking more depth, battery, saltwater tolerance, and beyond. Ultimately we want to create a command and control interface that can be used underwater by a scuba diver to go into that cave that's too small, or the port hole that's too dangerous.