Build your own underwater remote operated vehicle (ROV)

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Build your own underwater remote operated vehicle (ROV)

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Hey remember that homemade spy sub? Well, here’s how to build one – “Inspired by 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Jason built this underwater Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) so he, himself, could explore the depths of his bath tub, swimming pool and beyond. Employing mostly off-the-shelf parts, the ROV is controlled via Visual Basic commands sent over an RS232 serial port. Powered by bilge pump motors and equipped with a video camera, the ROV was developed on a flexible platform that will allow the addition of advanced capabilities such as joystick control, temperature/pressure sensors, air lift balloons, and sonar.”Link.


  • Homemade spy sub – Link.
  • Making an PVC ROV Sub – Link.
  • Building an Underwater ROV… – Link.
  • DIY Underwater ROV Project – Link.
  • HOW TO Build Your Own Underwater ROV – Link.

2 thoughts on “Build your own underwater remote operated vehicle (ROV)

  1. ArmChairQB says:

    Great Project– Lots of press. I was wondering if Power over Ethernet (PoE) might help with you power issues and allow for longer operation. Also, there are several DIY Infrared Night Vision projects that might have a lower power consumption that produce usable images at a lower depth..or cave.. or.. whatever..

    Really Nice Project.

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