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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

From the RobotRule discussion forum:

Question asked by {*** Diom ***}:

Hey Robert,

You (or anyone) got any ideas where I could find a plastic sealable submersible body?? I need to put my robot in it! Also something to hold the motors? I tried to google it but drew a big fat blanko.


Answered by {*** Robert ***}


This tip comes from Gordon McComb. If you haven't gotten his books yet I highly recommend these Robot Books.

He suggested buying a remote control submarine and retrofitting it for your needs. The average cost is between $50 to $200 so hopefully it is within your budget. For example, Tower hobbies has these submarine robots:

You might try other toy stores if this doesn't suit you. Go to each of their web site and use submarine as a search keyword.

Also, do a few Google searches using uuv as a keyword phrase. Try unmanned underwater vehicle too. If you get too much junk, add the keyword robot to the phrase. For example I found this article on building a low-cost UUV during a search with uuv.

If you have any more questions, feel free to post again.


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