Ever since fishing up in the North of Norway in my grandfathers new boat I have been wanting to make an ROV(Remotely Operated Vehicle) submarine to observe the seabed from the surface.
So,I researched for parts and prices, and using the info I found I sketched out my first design!
Check step 12+ to see how you can build a waterproof ROV lamp.
-PVC pipes and links
-Xm broadband internet cable(depends on how far and deep you want the sub to go.Note;the longer and thinner the cable, the more power is lost along it, also you should think about pressure resistance when choosing the lenght of the cable)
-Epoxy glue and epoxy putty
-motors x3(waterproof) I used water pumps
-12v battery or power supply(i used conventional AA batteries(10 of them) i know, its stupid but untill i can figure out another way of powering the sub it's going to have to do
-Camera housing parts (see pics)
-lots of zipties
-bolts for camera case (see pics)
-propellers (diam. about 2.5-3cm)
-thin plastic tube for motor shaft extension
-and anything else that i havent mentioned but is in the pictures
-and a few other easily obtainable tools
*some basic soldering, wiring and creative skills is required to make this:P
Step 1: Motor test
(testing the motors and motor midifications)
---The main parts of the ROV are the motors, which enable it to move through the water in all directions.
In the picture you see me testing one of the water pumps which i bought to use as a motor.
---later I will be showing you how to make propeller shafts and attatching the proppellers.
Step 2: Cutting away unneccesary parts of the motor housing
(cutting off the pump chamber)
---Since I was going to attach a bigger propeller
on a longer shaft I needed to cut away the pump propeller chamber.