OpenROV

Underwater Exploration Robots

Welcome to OpenROV!

About OpenROV

OpenROV is an open-source, low-cost underwater robot for exploration and education.
It's also a passionate community of professional and amateur ocean explorers and technologists.

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Where did the blog go?

Don't worry, the community site is still around.   Community site

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    75 m/246 feet

    OpenROV is capable to reach 75 meter/246 feet of seawater (we’ve taken them past 100m, but max depth depends on build quality). More than double the depth of recreational SCUBA divers.

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    OpenSource/OpenHardware

    The source code as well as the hardware design are open and extensible.

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    2 hours battery life

    When driving the ROV on a moderate power setting, you get 2 hours or more battery setting.

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    Gamepad control

    You can drive the ROV with a gamepad. Exploration hasn't been easier!

The New York Times

"It could change the future of ocean exploration."

Dr. Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Explorer-in-residence

"I wish they were in every hardware store in the world."

Dr. Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Explorer-in-residence
Tim O'Reilly

"The maker movement at its best."

Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc

Let's build a future where everyone has access to the tools for adventure.

What will you explore?