The Newton Subsea ROV Gripper is a single-function manipulator for the Blueye X3 underwater drone. The gripper has jaws driven by a linear actuator that can open to grab objects up to 2.44″ or 6.2cm in diameter and submerge down to 300 m.
The gripper allows you to interact with your surroundings to recover lost items, pull wires and ropes, attach recovery lines, or untangle your tether.
2. How to install
The Newton gripper is compatible with all Guest Ports (GP1, GP2, GP3).
English installation tutorial
Norwegian installation tutorial
3. How to use
The controller layout changes when you connect a Newton gripper to the drone. The left trigger (LT) opens the gripper instead of reducing the drone's speed. The right trigger (RT) closes the gripper instead of increasing the drone's speed.
To use the boost and slow modes, you can press and hold the right alt (RB) button and use the left trigger (LT) and right trigger (RT) buttons.
- Press and hold the left trigger (LT) to open the gripper
- Press and hold the right trigger (RT) to close the gripper
- Press and hold right alt (RB) and left trigger (LT) to reduce drone speed (slow boost)
- Press and hold right alt (RB) and right trigger (RT) to increase drone speed (boost)
Static Boost and Slow mode
When doing work with the gripper that requires precise maneuvering, a good tip is to use the slow mode of the drone. It is possible to adjust the drone's speed by setting a static slow or boost value. You can increase or decrease the static boost value by holding the left alt (LB) and pressing the directional pad up or down buttons (DU) (DD).
The option to open and close the gripper using touch input is currently not supported but will be added in a future software update.