During the last GOSH I showed off my Baby AUV (an autonomous underwater drone, more like a self-propelled multiparameter probe). I have finally gotten around to putting up the source code and design files here. There is still cleanup and documentation to do, as until now there has been just myself who has had to deal with the files.
Very briefly, this very low cost (BOM:~USD500) micro AUV is intended to do (initially inland) water quality monitoring over several days. At the moment it carries a CTD but I have other payloads in mind. The low cost is largely due to an unorthodox method of manoeuvreing that does away with a lot of hardware.
In part I’m opening the files now because I’m looking for parties interested in taking the project further; in particular someone with an actual problem that they feel the AUV can help. Otherwise it’s just another solution looking for a problem.
The work can be parted out and still be useful, if one is inclined that way.
All code is GPL/LGPL, and other design files are CC BY-SA.