Remote operated underwater vehicle

PVC hull, SLA batteries, Bilge Pumps, sounds like a good start to [Jimmy's] ROV project. Paintball gun (as a BCD), dual live cameras paired with an Arduino making it internet controlled, all tethered with a fiber optic cable, sounds like [Jimmy's] ROV got a whole lot more astounding.

While some very important parts have yet to be implemented, like the leak detectors, the project looks to be going quite smoothly. With updates promised, we can’t wait to watch this continue until the end.

Related: Yellow Subs and double ROVs


  1. Hip says:

    Why SLA batteries?

  2. blue carbuncle says:

    My dad just had rotator cuff surgery and loves to flounder gig. I need to talk to you, savior :)

  3. The Paintball Gun (mentioned in the post) control of Buoyancy was phased out later in the build log for a Solenoid control of the Scuba BCD.


  4. iapx8088 says:

    I love the project. Great value with relatively cheap components, but very well engineered.

  5. Brett says:

    Shouldn’t the leak detector be one of the first things to implement? ;)

  6. Doktor Jeep says:

    This project is EXACTLY what I wanted to do 10 years ago. But alas, I was too much of a loser to get anything done. :-(

  7. nubie says:

    Cool, the fiber-optic is neat, I like it.

  8. Ho0d0o/Heatgap says:

    Fun project! Very well done as well. Using a paintball gun as a BCD is brilliance! I see that you phased it out but still cool idea. At first I didn’t understand how you were using it but after reviewing your p-notes I have to say; nice!

    Keep up the cool builds and submit more of your projects!

  9. Hey Nathaniel :) you have anything to do with this? :) I thought you ware working on something orbital now…. :P

  10. Dude says:

    Good luck with the water proofing. It’s WAY more complex that you can imagine. At least if you want to go deeper than a few meters.

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