• ROV-in-a-Box Project Kit

    Build your own underwater robot for $300!

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    • Includes all the parts needed to build a working underwater robot: frame, sealed underwater light and camera, motors, 50-foot or 100-foot tether, operator control box, and sealed lead acid battery.

    • Kit also includes props, switches, connectors, inline fuse, labels, ballast, split-loom tubing, and much, much more.

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

    • Independent left and right thrusters provide exceptional control and zero-radius turning.
    • An additional lift thruster takes the ROV up and down quickly.
    • The underwater camera plugs into a TV monitor or composite video-to-USB adapter (not included) using a standard RCA jack.
    • 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 GoPro and/or instrumentation, extend the tether, or redesign for your specific purpose.  Our kits have been modified for such things as ice fishing, mapping the ocean floor, water sampling, light intensity studies, car retrievals, search and rescue, and tank and boat inspections.
    • Designed for ages 12 and up. Adult supervision recommended.
    • PVC cement, tools, battery charger, and monitor not included.

    Complete kit only $299.95

    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

    We found a cannon! What will you find?

  • ROV-in-a-Box Specifications

    Rev 3.0

    Base ROV specs (With 50' Tether):

    • Weight of unassembled kit: 16 lbs.
    • Assembled frame dimensions: 14” x 14” x 9” (L x W x H)
    • Voltage: 12 V
    • Max depth: 50' (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)
    • Voltage: 12 V or 24 V
    • Max depth: 100' (tether-limited)

    Underwater Light:

    • Emitters: Fifteen (15) 
    • 3 mm and 5 mm LEDs
    • Intensity: 90 lumens
    • Color temp: 4200K
    • Operating voltage: 12 V
    • Current draw: 80 mA

    Underwater Camera:

    • Image sensor: 1/4” Sony CCD
    • Video format: NTSC
    • Lens: 3.6 mm
    • Resolution: 700 TV lines
    • Field of view: 85 deg
    • Minimum illumination: 0.1 Lux / F1.2
    • Operating voltage: DC 12V ± 10% 
    • Amp draw: 80 mA
    • Dimensions: 32 mm x 32 mm
    • Features: Auto shutter, auto gain, auto backlight
    • Video out: RCA plug
    • Operating temp: -10C to +50C (14F to 122F)


    • Type: Bilge pump replacement cartridge
    • Mounting locations: Left, Right, & Lift
    • 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


    • Chemistry: Sealed Lead Acid 
    • Rechargeable
    • Voltage: 12 V
    • Capacity: 7 Ah

    Improvements with Version 3.0:

    • Streamlined tether 
    • Streamlined flotation
    • Improved propulsion system
    • Hook-and-washer ballast system for faster buoyancy adjustment
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    2009 N. 7th St.

    Phoenix, AZ 85006


    2006-2018: 12 years of ROVing!

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