The specs for our camera are: up to 500m of depth, cost less than $500. In our design, our camera is a GoPro 4 Hero Session, activated by a WiFi-enabled Arduino microcontroller. We also designed and tested a burn-wire release mechanism, but in order to keep the whole solution cheap, we may have to sacrify sophistication and keep things as simple as possible. I think we will go with a galvanic timed release (need more research though). And still in design, lights will be mounted outside the enclosure that hosts the cam.
I have two questions for you:
- We are prototyping our drop cam as an acrylic globe, made out of two domes 4", and in your website, we see that your dome end caps 4” are tested up to 500m. Our question is: do you think we can can attach two dome end caps and get a tight enclosure for our purpose? If yes, we just want to confirm that we will need the two dome end caps with their rings.
- @WorkshopScience -We just discovered your drop cam, which has two dome end caps and a part that connects both caps, and it has some cable penetrators that allow for controlling or powering different elements. We assume this part was designed and 3D printed by you. Is this design open source? If yes, where could we get the 3D files?
That’s all for now,
Pau and Rafael Anta (Washington DC)
PD. Our target is to have the Paucam tested and ready for deployment in July 2019. First drops in Menorca Island!