Building an Underwater Robot

by Neill Wainwright April 05, 2015

Recently a group of people from a few of the local universities and science clubs came together to build a community access ROV for open science. I was lucky enough to come along and teach the group some soldering and acrylic working skills. 

This ROVs first mission will be Bacteriological ocean water analysis 

The ROV is constructed from low cost hardware and laser cut acrylic parts. 

The odd red beanie that appears in some of the photos is something often worn by sea explorers as a tribute to the great explorer Jacques Cousteau who wore the same.

The ROV was named the 'Harold Holt II' after 17th Australian Prime Mister who famously disappeared while swimming



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