OpenROV is a DIY community centered around open-source underwater robots for exploration, education and adventure.
Here are some pictures from my recent ‘Depth Test’ experiment.
My W Kayak was loaded up and performed admirably.
The picture at the top is from the successful trip and the second picture is from the first day out when my laptop battery died. That is part of why I bought the electric motor for the second trip.
That is a link to my blog post about what I was doing
Basically I put some e-tubes*, that I wanted to test the max depth of, into the cage. Then I lowered it until the failed. Happily my little OpenROV (the blue device on the cage) did not fail. There are a couple videos in the blog one shows the e-tubes* failing spectacularly. The other shows the cage going all the way to 230m (bottom of the lake where I was floating)
*e-tubes – the sealed cylinder housing that we put the electronics for the OpenROV.
Note, I do normally have the saddle at the back. But I had to adjust things. 🙂
British Columbia, Canada
Read Darcy’s initial review of his W kayak >