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The Curious Case of Underwater Drones at CES

The Curious Case of Underwater Drones at CES

The one new trend we spotted at CES 2019: lots and lots of underwater rovers.

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Speedy New OpenROV ‘Trident’ Swims Like a Dolphin

Speedy New OpenROV ‘Trident’ Swims Like a Dolphin

OpenROV’s new Trident is a powerful, speedy package that can remotely navigate underwater locations never before accessible.

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Underwater ROV at the Edinburgh mini Maker Faire

Underwater ROV at the Edinburgh mini Maker Faire

Martin Evans builds underwater ROV’s and he brought three different type of ROV here to the Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire and I took the opportunity to talk to Martin about his builds.

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Open Source Underwater Robots!

Open Source Underwater Robots!

Eric Stackpole explains how OpenROV puts underwater exploration in the hands of anyone through an open source design and kit.

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Cypress Hill Played Through a Squid’s Fin

Cypress Hill Played Through a Squid’s Fin

Cephalopods like squid and octopuses have color-changing cells called chromatophores, which enable them to blend into their surroundings to hide from predators and prey. Chromatophores can be triggered by electrical signals, so watch what happens when the folks at Backyard Brains play music through a squid fin. The song selection is Cypress Hill’s 1993 classic track, […]

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Zero to Maker: Knowing What You Don’t Know

Zero to Maker: Knowing What You Don’t Know

I just got back from New York City where Eric Stackpole and I spent the weekend exhibiting and talking about OpenROV at the Open Hardware Summit and World Maker Faire. Although it wasn’t quite as big as Maker Faire Bay Area, it was an unbelievable gathering of makers and creators of all shapes and sizes. On a scale of 1 to Awesome, it was a perfect score.

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Underwater Photo Gallery

Underwater Photo Gallery

As gimmicks go, this one from diver and photographer Andreas Franke is pretty smart: The novelty of an “underwater gallery” is likely to bring lots of attention to his work in the press (heck, it worked for me), and the situation of the exhibit itself pre-screens for clients who are wealthy enough, both in terms of free time and in terms of disposable income, to appreciate and buy expensive art.

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