Triggerfish ROV with Thrusters and Tether
Triggerfish ROV with Thrusters and Tether
Triggerfish ROV with Thrusters and Tether
Triggerfish ROV with Thrusters and Tether
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Triggerfish ROV with Thrusters and Tether

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$ 725.00
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The Triggerfish is an easy to construct ROV kit that moves from a switchbox controller to analog joystick control of four motors.  The Triggerfish ROV kit consists of a control system, wires to receive and deliver power, and thrusters (motors, propeller adapters, and propellers). A frame is not included in the kit, but frame materials can be purchased from your local hardware store.

The control system is housed inside a compact, Seahorse brand protective equipment case.  Two joysticks make piloting the Triggerfish ROV easy and logical.  Each joystick controls two motors, one joystick controlling forward/reverse and turning, the other joystick controlling up and down, and sideways movement.  The joysticks and control boards on the Triggerfish allow speed control; nudging the joystick forward provides slow speed while pushing the joystick fully provides full-speed movement.  The Triggerfish comes video ready (video system sold separately) with two video input channels and easy power out for monitors and cameras.  A volt and ammeter along with multiple LED indicators display vehicle status and make the Triggerfish easy to troubleshoot.  Modular connections mean that Triggerfish control boxes and vehicles are interchangeable. 

Detailed assembly instructions are available for the Triggerfish kit, including video lessons, classroom activities, and many more topics here.  You will need to register to access our lesson plans, however, registration is free. 

The Triggerfish ROV with Thrusters and Tether includes:

Control Box

Triggerfish Box (Rev 4) (machined yellow box - large hole, no rib) – 1 ea
Triggerfish Box Plate 1 – 1 ea
Triggerfish Box Plate 3 – 1 ea
Triggerfish Box Plate 4 – 1 ea
Triggerfish Box Sticker – 1 ea
Terminal Block - 8 Position (Blue) 5.08mm – 1 ea
Joystick – 2 ea
Joystick 3 pin connector wire – 2 ea
Joystick 3-pin Header Connector – 4 ea
Amp/Volt/Watt Meter for Triggerfish – 1 ea
TF/UD Power Rocker Switch – 1 ea
Power Cord 24 Ga. (red/black zip cord) – 30 cm
Power Cord 16 Ga. (red/black zip cord) – 45 cm
Heatsink compound – 2, 1g pkg
Triggerfish Main Control Board (Rev 4) – 1 ea
Sabertooth Motor Controller with water resistant coating – 2 ea
Reclaimed Wire (18 gauge, red) cut to 12.7cm lengths – 1 ea
Reclaimed Wire (18 gauge, black) cut to 12.7cm lengths – 1 ea
Reclaimed Wire (18 gauge, yellow) cut to 12.7cm lengths – 1 ea
Reclaimed Wire (18 gauge, blue) cut to 12.7cm lengths – 1 ea
Reclaimed Wire (18 gauge, orange) cut to 12.7cm lengths – 1 ea
Reclaimed Wire (18 gauge, white) cut to 12.7cm lengths – 1 ea
Reclaimed Wire (18 gauge, brown) cut to 12.7cm lengths – 1 ea
Reclaimed Wire (18 gauge, green) cut to 12.7cm lengths – 1 ea

Triggerfish Control Box Hardware Bag

Steel Phillips Rounded Head Screws 8-32 Thread Size, 1-1/2" Long – 2 ea
Steel Phillips Rounded Head Screws 8-32 Thread Size, 3/4" Long – 6 ea
Steel Locknut with External-Tooth Lock Washer Zinc-Plated, 8-32 Thread Size, 11/32" Wide – 8 ea
Phillips Rounded Head Screws for Sheet Metal Zinc-Plated Steel, Number 4 Size, 1/2" Long – 4 ea


Triggerfish Control Board Component Bag

Capacitor - Aluminum 220 uf 25v – 1 ea
Capacitor - Ceramic 1uf 100v – 2 ea
Capacitor - Aluminum 1000 uf 16v – 2 ea
Diode 150V 2A – 1 ea
Mini Blade Fuse Holder - PCB – 1 ea
3 Amp Mini Blade Fuse (Violet) – 1 ea
7mm Black Heat Shrink Tubing – 15 cm
Radial Inductor (101) 100uh 1.4A 280 MΩ – 1 ea
Bi-color LEDs (GRN/RED) – 6 ea
Receptacle Connector - 5 position – 3 ea
Resistors 1k-Ω – 5 ea
30 Amp Powerpole Connector Housings (One RED/BLACK bonded pair with two 30amp crimp lugs in a 1x2 bag) (requires Powerpole crimper for installation) – 4 sets
45 Amp PCB Contact - Horizontal, right angle mount – 4 ea

Triggerfish Control Board Hardware Bag

Steel Phillips Rounded Head Screws 8-32 Thread Size, 1/4" Long – 4 ea
Steel Phillips Rounded Head Screws 8-32 Thread Size, 1/2" Long – 4 ea
Aluminum Hex Standoff - 5/8" x 5/16" x 8-32 – 4  ea
Triggerfish Backplane Board Kit (Rev 4)
MATE Backplane Board (Rev 3) – 1 ea
Powerpole Connector Housings (RED/BLACK bonded pair housings only - without crimp lugs) – 1 pair
Header Connector - 5 position – 3 ea
1/4" Quick Connect Female, 14-16 AWG fully insulated – 5 ea
Power Cord 16 Ga. (red/black ip cord) – 30cm
Tether Connector - 12 pin - male/female set – 1 ea
Reclaimed Wire (18 gauge, red) cut to 12.7cm lengths – 2 ea
Reclaimed Wire (18 gauge, black) cut to 12.7cm lengths – 2 ea
Reclaimed Wire (18 gauge, yellow) cut to 12.7cm lengths – 1 ea
Reclaimed Wire (18 gauge, blue) cut to 12.7cm lengths – 1 ea
Reclaimed Wire (18 gauge, orange) cut to 12.7cm lengths – 1 ea
Reclaimed Wire (18 gauge, white) cut to 12.7cm lengths – 1 ea
Reclaimed Wire (18 gauge, brown) cut to 12.7cm lengths – 1 ea
Reclaimed Wire (18 gauge, green) cut to 12.7cm lengths – 1 ea

Tether Connector (12 pin) hardware bag

Steel Nut (M3 x 0.5 mm Thread) – 4 ea
Steel lock washer (M3) – 4 ea
Steel Pan Head Phillips Screw (M3 x 0.5 mm Thread, 12 mm long) – 4 ea
Triggerfish Backplane Component Bag (Rev 4)
Bi-color LEDs (GRN/RED) – 2 ea
Resistors 1k-Ω – 2 ea
Steel Phillips Rounded Head Screws 8-32 Thread Size, 3/4" Long – 4 ea
Steel Locknut with External-Tooth Lock Washer Zinc-Plated, 8-32 Thread Size, 11/32" Wide – 4 ea
Nylon spacers for TF-BA Backplane – 4 ea
BNC Connector Jack, Female Socket - Panel Mount – 2 ea
Video power jack – 1 ea
Terminal Block - 4 Position (Black) 3.5mm – 1 ea
RCA Jack Mono Connector - PCB  – 2 ea
Mini Blade Fuse Holder - PCB – 1 ea
15 Amp Mini Blade Fuse – 1 ea
45 Amp PCB Contact - Vertical mount, short tail contact – 2 ea

Four Thruster Kit

Thruster Motor – 4 ea
Thruster Mount – 4 ea
Propeller – 4 ea
Propeller Screw – 4 ea
Locknut for propeller screw, 10-32 Thread Size – 4 ea
Propeller Adapter WITH Set Screw (bags of 4) – 1 ea
Thead locker (222MS purple, 0.5ml capsule) – 1 ea
Hex wrench – 1 ea

Power Kit with Powerpole Connectors

15 Amp Fuse (Blue) – 1 ea
30 Amp Powerpole Connector Housings (One RED/BLACK bonded pair with two 30amp crimp lugs in a 1x2 bag) (requires Powerpole crimper for installation) – 1 ea
Velcro Closures – 1 ea
7mm Black Heat Shrink – 7.6cm
Power Cord 14 Ga. (blk/red zip cord) – 2.4m
30 Amp Powerpole Connectors (crimp lug only) – 2 ea
Powerpole Connector Housings (RED/BLACK bonded pair housings only - without crimp lugs) – 1 bonded pair
14 Ga. Blade Fuse Holder – 1 ea

12 Meter Tether Kit

Tether Casing – 12m
18/8 TF tether wire (8-wire grey) – 12m
Velcro closures – 2 ea
Heat Shrink Tubing Assortment – 1 package
1/2" PVC Female slip x NPT adapter for tether strain relief – 2 ea
1/2" PVC Cross – 1 ea
1/2 " PVC pipe (3.5 cm length) – 2 ea
Zip Ties (small – 10cm) – 4 ea
Dome strain relief connector 1/2" – 2 ea

Cameras are not included with this kit, however there are video system add-on available here.

A POWER SUPPLY is not included with this kit

The Angelfish kit does not come with a power source.  You will need to provide a power source to power your vehicle.  We offer three different solutions, depending on your budget and how you intend to use the ROV.  

AC to DC Power Supply:

For a solution that never needs recharging, we recommend an AC to DC, 30 amp power supply that plugs into an AC outlet, and provides a constant source of 12 volt DC power that the ROV needs.  This power supply can operate two Angelfish vehicles at once without issue.  

SAFETY NOTE:  Since this converter is being used near water, you must plug this converter into a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) protected outlet or have a GFCI plug on the end of the converter.  DO NOT PLUG THIS INTO A STANDARD WALL SOCKET WITHOUT GFCI PROTECTION.

We also recommend keeping the AC to DC converter in a splash proof container or case.  A small plastic tub turned upside down will work to keep splashes off the power supply.

The 12V power supply with GFCI protected outlet is available here. 

Power pack with Powerpole adapter:

Powerpacks are battery packs that will provide the power your ROV will need. Powerpacks are often kept in vehicles to jumpstart a dead battery.  They will run down over time but can be recharged by plugging them into a wall socket.  The length of time a power pack can run an ROV depends on the ROV's power demands.  Here is an example of a jumpstarter power pack with a 12V socket (external link)

The power packs will need an adapter for the Powerpole connector to plug into.  This adapter plugs into the 12V lighter outlet found on the power packs, and the Powerpoles from your ROV plug into the adapter.  

12 volt Deep-Cycle Marine/RV car battery with alligator adapter:

Large lead acid batteries are another way to power the ROV.  We recommend the Deep-Cycle Marine / RV battery, as they are designed to be run down and recharged many times (a standard 12-volt car battery is not designed for this).  The battery should be able to run a Triggerfish ROV for 3 to 5 hours or you can run 3 ROVs at a time for about an hour.  The battery will need to be recharged after that.  To recharge a car type battery, you will need to purchase a charger.  

The battery will also need an adapter for the Powerpole connectors from your ROV to plug into.  This adapter has Alligator clips that connect to the battery posts on one end and has Powerpole connectors at the other end.