- Aluminum rigidity, flexibility, strength at 19mm diameter. 25mm diameter might be better. Moderate Flexibility is good
- One person operation
- Thrust is good underwater
- Faster setup
- Stability is good
- One engine did not go!
- The camera needs to be deeper and blacked out
- The camera and brain needs to be cooled
- In reverse cables get wet(short circuit)
- Better, faster attachments for tubes
- Better attachments for tubes, rudders, to stay vertical
- Set tubes further apart for more stability
- Cesar Jung-Harada
- Michael O'Brien
- Brad O'Dell
- Mathis Buchbinder
- Sanjeew Kanagaraj
- Priank Sharma
- Aidina Tleugabyl
- Raman Adiputra
- Michael Tang
- Thanks to Duy Huynh, Emma Wong, Walter Dellisanti, Roberto Pirelli
Learning from the previous versions, in particular the last one "Delta Force". the newest version "V ladder" is essentially extending the cameras outside of the frame.
The foto below is from the previous prototype "Delta Force"
Feedback from testing and from the community
Feedback on Coral Reef Mapping Robot, “Delta Force”
Shopping for parts
We also want to make this next version to be autonomous, so I looked up similarly configured boats.
I have been looking for projects that are using similar technology. Here is a selection of interesting videos:
Big battery pack for RC boat
Good inspiration for battery management and Pixhawk configuration
Bathymetric data to map via excel
Arduino + GPS Homemade boat
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Low Drag Trimaran
Open Ocean Robotics - great autonomous boats company
Force12 Xplorer - Open Ocean Robotics
Force12 Xplorer is an autonomous sailboat that uses the wind to move and solar energy to power its computers and sensors. Powered by entirely renewable energy sources, it can travel on the ocean for months at a time collecting ocean and environmental data using its suite of sensors.