Being an avid scuba diver, I’ve wanted to build a sonar — Since a simple side scan sonar just won’t do, I have set my sights on a Synthetic Aperture Sonar. The trick? without a boat, I need to have some sort of stable platform to mount the sonar — And hence my Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) project.
I’ve been thinking about and designing this project for quite some time, but have been designing in earnest as of late. This section is dedicated to the design and construction of my AUV.
As with most of my hobby projects, having a running AUV goal isn’t necessarily the end goal due to time and resource constraints. Rather, I enjoy the journey of designing and building things — If I learn a lot, the project has been a success in my eyes.