OpenROV is an open-source underwater robot for exploration and education. We want to provide kits for the DIY community.

Product Description

OpenROV is an open source robotic submarine designed to make underwater exploration possible for everyone.  It’s also an online community of professional and amateur ROV (remotely operated vehicle) enthusiasts.


OpenROV Video



OpenROV Features

  • Live HD video with wide-angle lens and tilt function
  • LED lighting for low-light environments
  • Easy-to-use web browser user interface
  • Beaglebone Black AND Arduino MEGA microprocessors for a flexible and powerful developer platform with dozens of input/output channels and plenty of computing power for user-designed features and experiments
  • Rechargeable lithium batteries (sold separately)
  • 100-meter lightweight 2-wire tether
  • Compact and lightweight–backpack or carry-on ready
  • Payload area for additional hardware or equipment
  • Join our open source ocean-loving community–find all the software and hardware files online as well as a vibrant and enthusiastic community to share adventures, ask questions, and meet other people with passion for exploration


OpenROV Specs

  • All laser-cut acrylic parts needed to assemble OpenROV
  • Clear cast acrylic Electronics Tube
  • Extruded acrylic battery tubes (2)
  • Extruded acrylic propeller ducts (3)
  • Battery terminals (4)
  • O-rings for endcaps, battery tubes, and electronics tube
  • Stainless steel and nylon metric fasteners needed for assembly
  • Stainless steel M5 payload rods (2)
  • 1mL syringes for venting (2)
  • 100 meter twisted pair tether
  • 15 meter 20ga. hook-up wire
  • DB-25 connector
  • RJ45 male/male connector
  • Brushless DC motors (3)
  • Graupner high-efficiency marine propellers (3)
  • Reusable zip-ties for battery tube mounting
  • 3M adhesive-lined heatshrink for marine environment (3)
  • Cable wrap and heatshrink for cable management
  • OpenROV vinyl decals (2)


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