The Strawberry Creek Explorer is an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) platform with commercial scalability

The project was created by six mechanical engineering students as part of a senior design project at the University of California, Berkeley. The project is split into two main components, an abovewater control box and the underwater vehicle.

Control Box

The control box houses most of the electronics, and translates user input from a joystick into motor signals for the vehicle. It has a display for viewing live video, as well as USB, ethernet, and power ports for connecting to peripherals.

Vehicle

The ROV has four motors that allow precise control over four movements: forward/back, up/down, yaw, and roll. It is also equipped with a camera that sends live video to the surface, an inertial measurement unit, and a flashlight.