Friday, 21 August 2015

OpenROV Depth Sensor

Vendor: Maker Shed
Type: Robot Kits
Price: 119.99

This is an open-source, low-cost sensor module that enables highly accurate depth, compass heading, roll, and pitch to be added to the OpenROV cockpit. Having this additional telemetry will greatly help with navigation, gathering relevant scientific data, and allows for closed-loop control commands that will make the OpenROV much easier to fly such as compass heading hold and depth hold. This module is added to the I2C auxiliary wires and can be integrated either during the build process or after the build is completed.



  • Upgraded depth capability with function down to 30 bar.
  • Auto-calibrating compass functionality that trues to magnetic north
  • Optimized IMU output for smoother display of roll and pitch
  • Makes depth, heading, water temperature and accelerometer/gyrometer telemetry available to the ROV via I2C which is displayed in the OpenROV cockpit
  • Can be built with the same tools and methods as used with the OpenROV kit
  • Ready to use on OpenROV versions 2.5, 2.6, and 2.7.

What Comes in the Box:

  • Acrylic housing
  • PCB with 9-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU), magnetometer, and pressure sensor
  • Adhesive lined heatshrink tubing
  • Hookup wire

from Maker Shed


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