Gallery: OpenROV Is World’s First Kit for Do-It-Yourself Ocean Explorat...


Eric Stackpole wants every tech geek with a passion for ocean science to have inexpensive, open source hardware to conduct research. The solution that he and a team of fellow enthusiasts has developed is OpenROV—a kit of parts that easily assembles into an underwater robot. With a little help from startup funds on Kickstarter, we could soon see OpenROV scooting along, while submerged 20 meters below the surface, conducting experiments on ocean temperature flux while its creator mans the controls from a laptop above.

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