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Operators Manual for Aquabot (OpenROV)

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This is the Operator's Manual for the Aquabot. This guide is the repository for all information regarding the basic operation and maintenance of an OpenROV/Aquabot unit.

  • Author: Ben
  • Difficulty: Moderate

For a University Project, we've build the OpenROV and changed/improved some hard- and software. Because we would like to get others motivated, we've decided to make it opensource. So please don't hesitate to check out this manual contact us if necessary.

Edit Step 1 Introduction  ¶ 

Image 1/1: The Aquabot Operator's Manual is broken up into 5 discrete steps:

Edit Step 1 Introduction  ¶ 

  • On behalf of the team from the University of Rotterdam, we welcome you to this manual.

  • The Aquabot Operator's Manual is broken up into 5 discrete steps:

    • Introduction (you're here!)

    • Part 1 - setting up for your first dive

    • Part 2 - pre-dive procedures

    • Part 3 - post-dive procedures and maintenance

    • Part 4 - common problems and best practices

Edit Step 2 Application  ¶ 

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Edit Step 2 Application  ¶ 

  • The OpenROV is operated through the use of an application. In the image on the left you can see the basic view of the application

Edit Step 3 Application Details  ¶ 

Image 1/1: You can turn the lights and lasers on

Edit Step 3 Application Details  ¶ 

  • There are a few buttons located on the application.

  • You can turn the lights and lasers on

  • You can view the various data on the right side

  • Lights can be turned on with the 'I' button on your keyboard. The lasers can be turned on with 'L'.

  • The video output will be streamed live on the black screen.

Edit Step 4 Controls  ¶ 

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Edit Step 4 Controls  ¶ 

  • The OpenROV is controlled by a few keys on your keyboard while the application is running

  • Forward: 'W'

  • Left: 'A'

  • Right: 'D'

  • Backwards: 'S'

  • Move Upwards: 'Shift'

  • Move Downwards: 'Control'

You're Done!

One Comment

I am looking forward to you.

Come on !!!!

Paul - Reply