Drones and ROVs and Arduinos

A journey building drones and ROVs and other open hardware and Arduino based stuff

Saturday shopping: electronics and some more parts

This Saturday morning I went shopping around for some of the missing parts: first a visit to the local electronic shop for the components needed for the Arduswimmer cape and … Continue reading

July 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

BeagleBone arrived

The BeagleBone and the Adafruit Proto Cape Kit for Beagle Bone I ordered are finally arrived. Now I just need to wait for the components to start trying and build the … Continue reading

July 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Making sense out of the ArduSwimmer cape

The architecture of the control unit of OpenROV is pretty simple: The BeagleBone card hosts a webserver running a Node.js application The browser interacts with node.js app to watch the … Continue reading

July 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

The OpenROV body: adapting to EU sizes

As everything that gets built and designed in the US, especially DIY things, there is always the problem of the conversion between the imperial system (inches and feets) to the SI (International … Continue reading

July 22, 2012 · 1 Comment

A new telemetry

Last year I bought the 2.4Ghz XBee telemety kit, and even if I haven’t used it yet, 3D Robotics came out with a new telemetry kit, based on more low-level … Continue reading

July 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

OpenROV: a underwater remote controlled vehicle

Today on DiyDrones I found an article about OpenROV, a underwater remote controller vehicle that asked funding on KickStarter, and reached their 20k target in just one day. I’ve had been following their progress … Continue reading

July 2, 2012 · 1 Comment