I work at SafetyNet Technologies (www.sntech.co.uk) - we’ve just finished developing our second ever subsea product, using Blue Robotics’ excellent enclosure system as our foundation. It’s called “CatchCam” … it’s an extremely long-life (100h) recording camera and lighting system to use underwater down to 300m. Our users are fishing vessels to evaluate bycatch-reduction measures, and marine scientists performing longterm ecosystem monitoring. We’re really proud of it, and it wouldn’t have been possible without BR!
I wanted to share this with the community, as it really shows what’s possible in terms of using 3D printing to create PCBA retention, wireless charging, alignment with external features, etc. Thanks to BR, we’re able to create a product without commissioning any production tooling, which really helps us as a startup get off the ground, and respond to customer feedback quickly.
My favourite ‘hack’ is that we’ve used the ‘ears’ on the end-caps to insert into a bayonet fitting, to align the wireless charging coils perfectly. Gives a very satisfying ‘click’ as you insert it in as well A more banal feature of using BR is having access to high quality plastic pressure vessels, enabling us to implement WiFi connectivity to download footage, and wireless charging too — so our users never have to fiddle with memory cards and cables on the deck of their boat (definitely a real pain point!)
You can check out more nice photos here
Anyway, I’ve been lurking in the forums for a while before posting this - it’s a great resource to help us. Thank you community.