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Remote Operated Vehicles (ROV) for Science

During construction of the ROV Niniane several websites were useful along with the exceptional book by

Bohm, H., and Jensen, V., (2005) Build your own underwater robot and other wet projects. Westcoast Words, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Links to sites of interest for anyone who wants to construct a ROV or maybe even buy a commercial model.

Construction of inexpensive ROVs

Sea Perch program at MIT

MATE program

Excellent page on homebuilt ROVs including digitial compass

One of the best with lots of links

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
excellent step by step instructions for construction

Home made ROVs

Lots of help to make waterproof boxes, ROV frameworks, waterproof cameras

From the makers at MAKE magazine

Triton ROV at Santa CLara University

Kits to build your own

You could buy your own kit for $250

Commercial ROVs

Early construction ideas with thruster covers. Discarded after trials.