A Raspberry Pi powered underwater ROV at Maker Faire Trondheim

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A Raspberry Pi powered underwater ROV at Maker Faire Trondheim

Maker Faire Trondheim

This post is coming to you live from Maker Faire Trondheim being held in the town square here in Trondheim, Norway, all weekend.

The Raspberry Pi powered ROV
The Raspberry Pi powered ROV

The ROV brought by Elektra which we covered yesterday wasn’t the only underwater vehicle at the Maker Faire in Trondheim today. As well as their Arduino-powered vehicle, Tim Jagenberg and his son brought along their Raspberry Pi powered ROV.

…based on a plumbing tube used for the housing and submersible electric pumps as motors. A Raspberry Pi with Camera Module will deliver the live video feed via ethernet cable. The remote control is managed via a serial link to a Teensy 3.1 with sensors and motor controllers. The communication will be implemented using MAVLink, which enables the use of the QGroundControl station. — Tim Jagenberg

Tim Jagenberg talking about his Raspberry Pi powered ROV

The Trondheim Maker Faire is a two day faire being held in the Trondheim town square. It opened yesterday, and is open again today between 10am and 4pm. It is free to attend.

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Alasdair Allan is a scientist, author, hacker and tinkerer, who is spending a lot of his time thinking about the Internet of Things. In the past he has mesh networked the Moscone Center, caused a U.S. Senate hearing, and contributed to the detection of what was—at the time—the most distant object yet discovered.

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