Robertson goes hi-tech to find his lost camera on seabed

He is perhaps best known for being creative with well-known works by famous singer-songwriters, but now Steven Robertson has shown his inventive side extends to machines as well.

Steven Robertson's underwater search vehicle, the
Steven Robertson’s underwater search vehicle, the “Sea Rover”.The man who became something of an internet sensation with his somewhat Shetland-style take on Tracey Chapman’s hit number Fast Car at this year’s folk festival has used technical know-how to locate a lost piece of sophisticated camera equipment.
Mr Robertson lost his high definition Go-Pro video camera while recently out windsurfing in the Catfirth voe. But, not to be out-done, he turned his hand to creating a remotely-operated, underwater search vehicle – using plumbing pipe, a skip DVD player, a fishbox, an Amiga joystick and other random items apparently found on ebay.And perseverance has certainly paid off for the inventive entertainer.
The device, christened “Sea Rover”, actually helped Mr Robertson find –  and more crucially, retrieve – the lost camera.
Could a patent be pending for Mr Robertson’s new device? Or, at the very least, a high-pressure appearance before the panel of Dragons’ Den? If nothing else, it could make for good material for his next song. 


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  • Leona Gear

    • September 27th, 2013 11:52

    and I used the sea rover tp find my gopro! *song idea*


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