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Underwater Drone with HD Video

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Quick Overview

Ever wanted to see what’s in the water beneath your boat? Or take beautiful video of coral reefs?  Eureka! It’s now possible!  

The Underwater Drone is a neatly-designed open-source machine that can swim while providing LIVE wide-angle HD video.

  • Arrives fully assembled. Hoorah!
  • Compact and lightweight.  Backpack or carry-on friendly.
  • Live HD video with wide-angle lens and tilt function
  • LED lighting for low-light environments
  • Max tether length: 300m (100m tether provided)
  • Max forward speed: 2 knots (or 2.3 mph; 3.7 kph)
  • Payload area for additional hardware or equipment
  • Rechargeable lithium batteries (sold separately); 2-3 hr. battery life
  • Easy-to-use web browser user interface.
  • Beaglebone Black & 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.
  • Open source, ocean-loving community – No changes were made to this design. CC-BY-SA 3.0 – thanks to Eric Stackpole. You’re awesome!

Shipping:  Worldwide; except countries affiliated of war crimes or ISIS (boo to you!). Shipping and applicable taxes calculated upon checkout. 

NOTE: This product has a 3-4 week lead time.  It is build-to-order, so there will be restocking/cancellation fees if buyers back-out.  Hope you understand 🙂

Dealer/Wholesale: price breaks available (submit inquiries here)


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Product Description

Physical specifications:

  • Weight 2.6 kg or 5.73 lbs
  • Dimensions:  30 cm  x  20 cm  x  15 cm  (length x width x height)


Performance specifications:

  • Nominal battery life:  2-3 hours (depending on use)
  • Max underwater depth:  75 meters (has been taken past 100 meters, but max depth a variety of conditions)
  • LED brightness: 180 lumen
  • Temperature capability: -10°C – 50°C


Internal Instrumentation:

  • HD Webcam (120° field-of-view)
  • Camera tilt platform (tilts +/- 60° from center)
  • Scaling lasers (parallel, 10 cm separation)


External Instrumentation:

  • External I2C bus with 3.3V power for external instrumentation
  • 6 additional auxiliary wires for user-defined external instrumentation or devices


Depth IMU Sensor (included and installed)

  • Attaches easily to the external I2C bus
  • Depth Sensor (up to 130 meters /2  centimeter accuracy)
  • Water temperature sensor (with latency, 0.5°C accuracy)
  • 3-axis gyro and 3-axis magnetometer for Roll, Pitch, and Heading measurement



Necessary Items and Tools NOT Included 

  • 6 rechargeable lithium batteries / charger
  • Silicone grease or petroleum jelly for lubricating o-rings
    Silicone spray for brushless motor protection and cleaning
  • Laptop or tablet for topside control
  • Gamepad controller


Minimum system requirements

  • Laptop with latest Chrome or Firefox build


 Get your Underwater Drone today!  3-4 week lead time.


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