The OpenROV kit includes all laser cut parts, motors, electronics, tether, and other hardware needed to build an OpenROV.
IMPORTANT: This next batch of 100 OpenROV Kits will SHIP IN SEPTEMBER.
ALSO VERY IMPORTANT: The OpenROV Kit is a perfect introduction into the world of underwater robotics and exploration, but at this point it is very much a product for makers/developers. It's a blast to play with, but you should be ready to tinker with it. The kit involves soldering, gluing, and wiring of electronics. By limiting the number of kits, we can work with the community to improve the design and troubleshoot problems. Our goal is to widen the net of the community and work together to democratize underwater exploration. If you decide to go your own route and use your own materials/plans, we're equally ecstatic.
This video was for the original Kickstarter kit. Some of the parts have changed.
The current kit includes changes below (*). Also, some items on the current list may change.
All laser cut acrylic parts needed to build your own OpenROV
Clear Electronics Tube
Battery Pack Tube (2x)
Conical compression springs for Battery Pack Tube (4x)
End caps for Battery Pack Tube (4x)
Stainless steel metric fasteners needed for assembly
O-Rings for End Caps and Electronics Tube mount
1mL syringe for End Cap venting (2x)
*100m single twisted pair “Tether”*
12m of wire for motor and battery leads
Reusable zip ties for mounting Battery Packs and camera (6x)
BealeBone single board computer
OpenROV BeagleBone Cape
HD USB webcam
*Medialink 200Mbps Homeplug Adapter (2x)
Electronic speed controller for brushless motors (3x)
800KV brushless motor (3x)
87lm LED light array (2x)
USB to 3.3V supply for topside adapter
Items NOT included in kit (that you will need)
6 rechargeable lithium batteries (can be bought through our store)
Acrylic cement for gluing laser cut parts
Epoxy for potting End Caps
Liquid electrical tape for waterprofing motor lead connection
Silicon grease or petroleum jelly for o-rings
Silicone spray for prevention of motor oxidation
Applicator syringe for acrylic cement
Applicator gun for epoxy
Hot glue gun
Hacksaw (or other small saw) for cutting plastic syringe
Laptop computer with ethernet port that supports modern version of Chrome or Firefox
Kits are shipped vis USPS (Shipping costs calculated upon check-out).