Free Software opens up a lot of possibilities to everyone.
Now you can even try DIY underwater exploration, as Free underwater robots are becoming accessible to everyone.
On the picture you can see OpenRov in its working environment.
“OpenROV is an open source underwater robot for exploration and education and is based on the Open Source/ Open Hardware principles”.
The whole project was started by one person in order to explore underwater cave which was nearby his house.
The robot can be assembled from easy accessible off the shelf parts and it can operate for 1 hour and dive to the depth of 100 m.
I think it is a perfect example of the community development approach, as OpenRov was developed on the basis of cooperation and contribution of many people.
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