Sep 23, 2017

3D Printable DIY Scuba Diving Thrusters

Someone developed low-cost 3d printable underwater thrusters for scuba diving. There is a full set of instructions and files available.


Tech specs:

  • 1.85 mph underwater speed! 
  • 20 minutes runtime. 
  • $153 for flying underwater at speed of 3 km/h
  • DT700 brushless motors: 2 pcs x $14
  • Kort nozzle for DT700: 2 pcs x $35
  • ESC speed controller at least 40A with BEC: $4
  • Servo tester: $5
  • Slide Potentiometer any from 5K to 30K Linear: $2
  • SLA battery 9Ah: 2 pcs x $22



Here are the thrusters in action:





Detailed construction guide and all the files:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Underwater-Wrist-Thruster-185-Mph/

Hackaday.io project page:

https://hackaday.io/project/27134-arm-underwater-thruster