• ROV-in-a-Box Project Kit

    Build your own underwater robot!

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    • Includes all the parts needed to build a working underwater robot: frame, sealed underwater light and camera, motors, 50-foot tether, operator control box, and sealed lead acid battery.

    • Kit also includes props, switches, connectors, wire covers, in-line fuse, labels, ballast, and much, much more.

    • Schematic diagram and photo-filled instruction manual describe the assembly process step-by-step.

    • Independent left and right props provide exceptional control and zero-radius turning.
    • An additional lift prop takes the ROV up and down quickly.
    • The underwater camera plugs into a TV monitor using a standard RCA jack (TV monitor not included).
    • Underwater light illuminates even the darkest of surroundings so that the ROV can engage in night missions.
    • Works in fresh water and salt water.
    • Kit is highly customizable.  Easily add your own instrumentation, extend the tether, or redesign for your specific purpose.  Our kits have been modified for such things as ice fishing, ocean floor mapping, and water sampling.
    • Designed for ages 12 and up. Adult supervision recommended.

    Complete kit only $274.95

    plus shipping & handling.

    ​We ship internationally!

    Go deep!

    50-ft and 100-ft tether options available. The ROV has been tested to 300 ft.

    In the pool

    Have fun in your own swimming pool.

    Works in fresh and salt water

    A curious koi examines the ROV along the toy shelf. Blue Hole, Santa Rosa, NM

  • ROV-in-a-Box Specifications

    Rev 1.3

    General:

    • Weight of unassembled kit: 16 lbs.
    • Assembled frame dimensions: 14” x 14” x 9” (L x W x H)
    • Tether length: 50 feet
    • Max depth: 50 feet (tether-limited)

    With 100’ Tether Upgrade:

    • Weight of unassembled kit: 20 lbs.
    • Assembled frame dimensions: 14” x 14” x 9” (L x W x H)
    • Tether length: 100 feet
    • Max depth: 100 feet (tether-limited)

    Underwater Light:

    • Emitters: Twelve (12) Super White 5 mm LEDs
    • Luminous intensity: 72,000 mcd
    • Operating voltage: 12 V
    • Current consumption: 40 mA

    Underwater Camera:

    • Image sensor: 1/3” LG CCD B/W, EIA or CCIR
    • Lens: 3.6 mm
    • Resolution: 420+ lines
    • Field of view: 90 deg
    • Minimum illumination: 0.05 Lux, F=1.2
    • Operating voltage: 12 V
    • Amp draw: 100 mA
    • Dimensions: 32 mm x 32 mm
    • Features: Auto shutter, auto gain, auto backlight
    • Video out: RCA plug

    Color Camera Upgrade:

    • Image sensor: 1/3” Sharp CCD, NTSC or PAL
    • Lens: 3.6 mm
    • Resolution: 420+ lines
    • Field of view: 90 deg
    • Minimum illumination: < 1 Lux
    • Operating voltage: 12 V
    • Amp draw: 100 mA
    • Dimensions: 32 mm x 32 mm
    • Features: Auto shutter, auto gain, auto backlight
    • Video out: RCA plug

    Motors:

    • Type: Bilge pump replacement cartridge
    • Mounting locations: Left, Right, & Lift with adjustable L/R thrust angle
    • Pump capacity: Open flow: 720 GPH, 5’ Head: 500 GPH
    • Operating voltage: 12 V
    • Amp draw: 1.4 A, 3.3 A max
    • Thrust: 0.5 lb. (2N) each
    • ROV speed: 1.5 to 2 ft/s

    Operator Control Box:

    • Main Power: Lighted Main On/Off switch
    • Controls: Three (3) independent momentary switches for Left (Fwd/Rev), Right (Fwd/Rev), and Lift (Up/Down)
    • Fuse: 15 Amp
    • Battery connection: Polarized power plug and receptacle

    Battery:

    • Chemistry: sealed lead acid 
    • Rechargeable
    • Voltage: 12 V
    • Capacity: 7,500 mAh
  • Inventivity LLC

    2009 N. 7th St.

    Phoenix, AZ 85006

    support@nventivity.com

    2006-2016: 10 years of ROVing!

    We have shipped thousands of kits to educators, explorers, and hobbyists in over 35 countries.