Raspberry Pi systems have been helping in environment preservation at several levels. The tasks performed by these go from monitoring of penguins in under zero temperatures in Antarctica to operating programs for school children in the orbit of this planet. And now, OpenROV is another modified version of this software that will play a key role in exploration of deep waters.
A California based company has come up with a new product called Trident that is a pocket-friendly drone designed for the purpose of hackability. The kickstarter campaign for this product brought-in an amount of $815, 000 initially. The new product will be following the footsteps of OpenROV 2.8 underwater drone. It is an awaited product because it will be first of its kind to feature Raspberry Pi3 inside it. You may take a look at the following video to see how beautifully the trident goes on exploring the underwaters.
The co-founder of this project, Eric Stackpole, explains as to why LANs are used despite being useless in water. The Pi3’s WIFI is useful in interaction with the external payloads in a simple manner without any soldering or waterproof connectors. WiFI helps in establishing connectivity with several off-the-shelf WiFi enabled devices and high-speed connections.However, Radio doesn’t travel too far in water but when payloads get connected with the vehicle physically, it leads to creation of conduit in the insulating substance which allows the signal to travel. The makers wanted to make a interface that was completely isolated from all kind of vehicle electronics making the functioning of vehicle irrespective of condition of payload.
The product becomes more extensible as the modified version of the software is installed in it.
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