Friday, 24 June 2016

BlueRov2 ; a drone to light up your under water imaginations

US based Blue Robtics have succeeded in developing  a version of “under water GoPro”  to explore the sea or ocean with out wetting your body.   

The remote controlled water drone can reach up to 100M depth to take pics and videos.  The device is being connected with a computer  placed at land by a cable controlled by Qground control app.  The unit also comprises an open-source Pixhawk autopilot, along with  a Rasperry Pi microcomputer.

The BlueROV2  uses a motorized controlled system seen in expensive machines.  The device can be fitted with high end cameras in its dome cabin.   

The powerful LED s will light up the path if the water is turbulent.  

The water drone aimed at “universities. Research organization, small business, hobbyists
Currently ROV’s battery pack is currently good for about one hour of heavy use or up to four hours of lighter duty.  The whole unit weighs up to 10 Kg and 100-m tether adds around 4.5 Kg more.

Videos are captured either an SD or HD (1080p/30 fps) onboard camera and is visible at users laptop at an interval of 200 milliseconds. 

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