Cutting Plastic

I finally started laser cutting the plastic pieces for the chassis. I happened to have some orange 3mm acrylic and thought it would make a nice accent color. Unlike the standard shell, mine is cut in three pieces and glued together.  I had some worries that this wouldn’t be very strong but it turns out…

Electronics Chassis Modeled.

I have all the little bits for the electronics chassis modeled now.  I think all these parts will be cuttable for me.  I still have to model the endcaps for the tube and some minor cleanup.  Then it should be ready to cut. In the full assembly picture below, I don’t know why the edge…

FreeCAD design of OpenROV

A while ago I started thinking about building an OpenROV.  They’ve got a very successful kickstarter campaign underway but I plan to self-source it. The project is open but the design files are all done in Autocad Inventor.  I wanted to see if FreeCAD could model everything, so I started redesigning the files as fully…

Launcing a new project – My OpenROV build

Anyone who knows me knows that I totally dig submarines and sub movies.  Whether it’s a great one like Crimson Tide or a total pooch like Down Periscope, I gotta watch it.  Submarines are the ultimate toy and the closest thing to real spaceships we’re likely to see for a long time.  When I first…