Open ROV: Crowd-Funded Open Source Robotic Undersea Exploration Platform
It all started with a kid who wanted to explore a cave that was rumored to contain sunken treasure.
OpenROV is an open source underwater robot for exploration and education. We’re a community of DIY Ocean Explorers committed to developing open source technology to empower more people to explore and study underwater environments…
We want this to be a sustainable adventure. Our plan is to get user feedback from people who build and operate OpenROV’s to make the design even better and more fitted toward the community’s needs. We plan to continue selling OpenROV Kits (and assembled OpenROVs) on our website as well as payloads and accessories for specific uses. We also hope that by building a strong community of people who understand the hardware and its applications, we’ll be able to develop ways of doing better science and exploration in more remote and interesting places.
(via OpenROV - The Open Source Underwater Robot by OpenROV — Kickstarter ht BoingBoing)