3D printed AUV for DIY underwater robotics development and exploration
Amethyst is versatile, modular and fully 3D printable AUV frame design. Thanks to it's 3D printed origin it is finally affordable platform for every maker wishing to create and operate semiprofessional grade underwater craft. Advanced modularity helps easily modify and customise it's configuration to meet virtually all of imaginable goals. So, you can make it sophisticated smart for serious archeological missions or incredible simple just for weekend fun in the pool. Its light weight and small sized, it can be run right from the beach, pier or inflatable kayak. Design consist of 23 smaller 3D printed parts screwed together, so ordinary printer can make it. And you can print it from eco friendly PLA.
Can be reconfigured in minutes. Just reorganize and screw up assembling parts in to shape you like. Think U-Transformers :)
Either you print on cheap Chinese FLSun or professional Ultimaker, Amethyst is designed to be completed from small parts which are always come out fine working. Parts are specially crafted to be printed without supports wherever its possible. While still rugged, filament saving approaches were applied as norm.
You can accompain ArduSub open source software in to your creation or invent complete own AI script
You can find plenty of sellers ofering Amethyst comatible accessories at Aliexpress or eBay.
Cheapest brushless motor in the world is used to propel Amethyst reliable
Most common servo out there is sufficient for precise steering
Widely available and well documented modules for accurate sensing
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