OpenROV is a DIY telerobotics community project centered around underwater exploration & adventure. It is the brainchild of David Lang and Eric Stackpole.
David Lang is a Co-Founder of OpenROV. He also writes the Zero to Maker column for the MAKE blog, where he chronicles his crash-course into the maker world. Prior to underwater robots, David managed OCSC Sailing in Berkeley where he helped hundreds of students learn to sail and led sailing adventures around the world.
Eric Stackpole is a Co-Founder of OpenROV and the original designer of the robot. He currently works part-time for NASA at the Ames Research Center and is finishing his masters thesis in mechatronics at Santa Clara University. Eric has always been an enthusiast of exploration technology, from building a telerobots to attend classes in collage to lugging ham radios up mountains during backpacking trips.
Eric and David’s interview at Open MAKE Tools