Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Build Your Own Remotely Operated Vehicle

Step 1

From your spool of 18 gauge primary wire, cut between 11 and 21 three inch strips of wire. You will only need 11 for the ROV, but it is good to have extras.

Using the wire cutter, strip about inch of insulation off of each end of the wires.

Apply an electrical fork terminal (16-14 AWG) to each end of the wires. With the crimping tool, secure the fork to the wire.

For additional security, solder each connection between the electrical forks and the wires. Follow the instructions included with the soldering tool. Set the wires aside for now.

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Last updated:March 22, 2011