The Cave Rover Project sticker photo from TN, USA 🙂
Brewing a plan to take the Cave ROVer Project to the Florida Cave Crawl Match 6-8th for some true epic cave diving. Anyone interested or going let me know. Please consider a donation to the project to help make this and several
The Cave ROVer Update: Not sure why I wasn’t doing this all along, but after some drivers and code, the ROV is now able to be controlled additionally by multiple wireless controllers. Nice to no longer be cord bound to the control
The Cave Rover Project Update: More precious then gold….apparently. Up today installing the first pair of Boca Bearings into the Cave ROVer to evaluate their performance. These tiny little gems are salt water, chemical and corrosion resistant, specialty x904/Ceramic and rather pricey,
The Cave Rover Project Sticker spotted showing some love from England! On case of Combat Robot Fighter Kev Baxter, Thank for the support my friend! You too can show the love with a Cave Rover Sticker, available at CaveRover.com, or by making
The Cave ROVer Project Update: Play Ball! The ROV Sediment Sampler is completed. Quick (4) stainless bolt attachment, maintains standard gripper functionality, while adding a 333ml scoop sampler, fabricated in hydrophobic, environmentally safe carbon reinforced materials. For use in environmental sediment research,
The Cave ROVer Update: Who wants icecream! And 18 hours later, we have the the first half of the sentiment sampler prototype. Came out beautifully, perfect fit and bolted right on. The second half should be fabricated by this time tomorrow. Then
The Cave ROVer Project Update: The past few COLD Indiana days have been focused on R&D for upgrades & accessories for the Cave ROV. Working on the water analysis array & sampler designs while awaiting necessary funding for components. Designed and prototype
The Cave ROVer Update: All back together and dive ready! Geee thanks to a corrupt windows auto security update on the control laptop, I got to spend 9hrs freaking the heck out, mucho cursing and diagnostics later and thankfully the ROV was
A Cave Rover Project fan sent some photos of the Cave Rover Stickers!
The Cave ROVer Update: Soo frustrated today. The good, cap retainers are fabricated and pleased with how they came out. The bad, decided to run one last full test before bolting the cage back on and now having software and primary camera
The Cave ROVer Update: Fully disassembled, extensive system tested full pass, all new color desiccant, O-rings inspected, resealed, assembled & vacuum tested. Serviced the thrusters and pleased with how well they are holding up and performing. Three of them were given a
The Cave Rover Project Update: To better accommodate the ever expanding scientific data display needs of the Robot team, the master control is now equipped with dual 1080p HD displays and incorporated multi camera & sensor display broadcast system to be able
The Cave ROVer Update: I am ecstatic to report the robot has been completely disassembled, inspected, 100% full system diagnostic/analyzed and passed! During our test dive today, a build up of internal pressure had pushed out the dome protective end cap that
Some fancy Cave ROVer maneuver testing.
The Cave ROVer Project Update: Incredible day (with a scary end) with enormous thank you to the days organizer and dive support Jim Lemke, Columbus Indiana Fire Department, Columbus High School, Film/Rover support Trent Gains, Rover support Joseph Bowmer, we were able
The Cave ROVer Update: Oh just putting a Tampon in a Robot, what did you do today? Trust me, your day, my day… different ?. Yesterday had a very enjoyable time giving a Cave Rover Project Presentation to the Central Indiana Grotto.
The Cave Rover Project: Sample Photometry 3D test as we move closer to testing the system on the Cave ROV, for cave & submerged 3D imaging.
Ever dream of attending a Caving Organization Grotto Meeting as a robot? You may get that chance tonight 1/8/2020 as the Cave Rover Project presents at the CIG meeting in Indianapolis. Signal permitting, sometime after 730pm EST use your Chrome Browser to:
The Cave Rover™ Project is seeking funding assistance to continue to expand the Deep Water Cave Exploration Robotic Unit. The Cave Rover Project is Developer & Donation funded, to create robotics and tools, for exploration, survey, and scientific data gathering in caves,
The Cave Rover Project Update: Public Appearance this Wednesday 1/8/2020 held by the Central Indiana Grotto. We will be showing the robots and talking about developments in 2019 and what is in store for 2020.
The Cave Rover Project 3D Printing / CAD / Design services are now available on Treatstock. TREATSTOCK – Cave Rover Project
The Cave Rover Project Update: Wanted to share a brief look into Cave ROV simulations to prepare for up-coming Cave Rise Pool and lake Bathometry (water depth) scans, under full autonomous control. Research & Designs are underway for equipping the ROV with
The Cave Rover Project Update: Robot Play Date! Sybergoose Jr and his Telly Bots: Tan’i, Adoreo & Clippy drove 14hrs round trip to spend New Years with the Cave Rover Family! They were online for internet control throughout the New Years.
The Cave ROVer Update: The Cave ROVer Project (in Collaboration with BlueRobotics) First test/training dive utilizing both the Ping360 & Ping1D in low visiblity. Evening sun, high sediment, run off lake, 12 foot descent on this test, with visibility ~1m at surface
The Cave ROVer first dual sonar test with a new dive record of approx 10.5 feet 🙂 Need to disassemble to inspect why we lost the barometric pressure/depth, time to wire inspect. Didnt realize this glared so bad, will do another test
The Cave Rover Project Update: When its 60 on Christmas, Big Rover under internet control in a Skate Park!! Fun on the Holidays.
The Cave Rover Project: 60 on Christmas, took Big Rover out to the park to play in the snow, under internet control.
The Cave ROVer Project: Look who has dual Sonar! Ohhh Yeahh! To join the 360° Sonar system we mounted last week, today the bottom/down scanning depth Sonar arrived and a CAD custom designed & fabricated carbon mount installed. Unfortunately that means over
The Cave ROVer Update: Monday the depth bottom scanning Sonar arrives! With an extra special thank you and appreciation to Heidi Ott, Jacqueline Miller, Wm Shrewsbury and On Rope One! Once installed we begin cave & quarry test & training on the