Underwater Camera Housing
Tools and Equipments Involved:
OMAX Waterjet cutter
KERN Laser cutter
Makerbot 2 3D printer
Oceadyne Mk1 was designed as an affordable solution for my friend's underwater photography needs. The universal mounting features of the housing's spacious single shell design allow the user to accommodate different types of SLR/DSLR/Point-and-shoot cameras and Camcorders. Unlike traditional underwater housings, camera button access is non-mechanical and non-intrusive.
Oceadyne Mk2 will be successor to Mk1. The lack of mechanical buttons and knobs provide a secure isolation of expensive camera components from water. Mk2 features more rigid enclosure and handle along with external isolated control modules. Equipment is unique in a sense that the controls are done using custom fabricated, 3D printed reed-switches. The fine buoyancy adjustment capabilities provide the user infinite possibilities when it comes to maneuverability. The system will eventually be upgraded to a Micro-controller based follow focus actuation and tethering capabilities.
Oceadyne Mk 2 is currently under fabrication and more detailed pictures will be uploaded soon. The next generation Oceadyne, Mk3, is under consideration and will be a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) platform with tethered thrusters to open DSLR shutter windows into pressure depths that are hostile to human body.
Funded, Designed, and Fabricated: Augustine Aelevanthara & Jaime Johnson