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David Lang

David Lang

Co-Founder of OpenROV, a community of DIY ocean explorers and makers of low-cost underwater robots. Author of Zero to Maker. And on Twitter!

Latest from David Lang


A new, open-source soft robot called the Glaucus Atlanticus. Read more »

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A reflection on the not always glamourous process of bringing an idea into the world. Read more »


Amateur scientists are shaking up mainstream science. Read more »

Ed Ricketts dissecting a shark in his lab, 1945 Photo by Peter Stackpole SU Archive #158. (Yes, most amazingly, this photo was taken by Eric Stackpole's grandfather.)

The tools for citizen science and exploration are getting good. As they continue to empower amateurs, who makes the rules on what can be done? Read more »

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In what ways can citizen explorers be useful for science? The tools are getting better, but the methods and techniques aren't as clear. Read more »


It's always been the rule benders and breakers who push the boundaries of possibility. And the current surge of amateurism is particularly exciting. It's moving from an amateur tradition to a full-on amateur revolution. Read more »

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In true maker fashion, a group of DIY explorers begin their expedition to the Sea of Cortez. Adventure, insight and potential disaster await them. Read more »