I've been following the OpenROV project since it first started, but now I finally have some free time to work on my own design. At this point I've only been working on paper, but I'm getting materials and components so I can start building. A major part of this project is giving myself an opportunity to learn about electronics and digital control systems. My background is purely mechanical so this project gives me an opportunity to implement what I already know and learn a lot of new material at the same time. Should be fun.