Tag Archives: rov

Robot re-design

The elbows-back manipulator arms of the previous version always make me think of Fozzie Bear going, “Waka waka!” The design was taken from a space robot and doesn’t really work on a ground vehicle, so I replaced it with the … Continue reading

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Spillinator Assembly

This picture illustrates the spillinator in mid-assembly. It reveals the interior cuts to the TEUs and shows how the ROVs can lower the TEUs into place. I added a prop housing to the rear of the ROVs and also put … Continue reading

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Sketchup graphics settings

I figured out how to change the background so that it looks sea-like. Also, I’m using PNG graphics here, so there’s no loss. That’s why the chimney looks sharper. For my next trick, I’m either going to do an x-ray … Continue reading

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Adding color

Submarines are yellow, hook-ups are orange, red is the relief hatch chimney, the docking platforms are green with white. The purpose of the coloring is to identify objects in the murky deep.

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Spillinator and subs

In this version, the hook-ups are moved to the corners and placed on towers. Submarines carry tanks of oil from the spillinator to the surface, where the oil is offloaded onto tanker ships. The submarines then carry the tanks back … Continue reading

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Life without risers

Risers are the pressurized pipes which receive oil from the wellhead. The problem with my design is that I didn’t want there to be any pressure on the wellhead containment (ie, spillinator). So instead, I have an ROV (remote operated … Continue reading

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