Two weekends ago Betsy and I were in Florida checking out a Junk Rig. Last weekend, Bart, Jack and I were at the Tulsa Mini Maker Fair showing off Seeker, the ROV and recruiting help. And this weekend is our open house. So when do we have time to build something? We are building something. We are building a community, and it is that community that is making Seeker possible.
Drew has the new guidance IMU component for the ROV and working on new code for it.
Patrick has gone through OpenROV’s code and started adapting if for Seeker’s ROV.
We met Barry from Navico at the Maker Fair, and he happens to be the mechanical engineer that worked on the Lowrance side scan transducer. He answered some important questions and will be a great resource moving forward.
We also met Zachary who had a great idea for using Coax instead of Cat5 for the ROV Tether because it’s smaller, cheaper, and there is a gadget that can run 10Mbps Ethernet 1.5 miles over RG6 coax. See more here.
And that the way it goes. Invention and construction are best done as a community. Nothing worth doing is going to be easy. It’s going to fail many times, it’s going to take longer that expected, it’s not going to look like what you envisioned in your head, it’s going need to be attempted again and again. Community is not just about finding the best answers, it is there for support. So come out to our open house this Saturday 10 to 2. See what we are doing and consider joining our crew.