during the last weeks, I built a ROV, mainly from BR parts and following the BlueRov2 design.
Several Things I changed, partly because I machined parts myself (frame) or to have it built in a way I like it.
As a bit of background, I build RC planes and subs for years and have a nice workshop at hand…
I´ll list the main changes, for details, just ask.
- The frame is fully milled of 11mm POM with threads directly cut into it. Quite stable, heavier then the original (I don´t Need weights…). Still working on the trim.
- For power and signal routing, I designed a pcb, which holds the ESC´s. Connection to the thrusters by cable plugs.
- As tether I use simple Cat5, which I selected by calculating the buoancy (diameter and weight of 100m spool) so it will float a bit. Works quite well.
- Into the tether spool, I included batteries, powerLAN adapter and a wifi router. So no slipring needed. Not perfect video, yet, but working on the config and having no cable on the laptop is nice.
(Just realised new users can only put one Image… I´ll add more later)
First dives were performed at a lake in Austria. Was quite fun diving down together with my ROV
Video can be found here: