I'm a software developer with no experience in building physical devices/hardware.
I did ~15-20 beginner-to-medium-level projects with Arduino (following some tutorials), but I wouldn't count this as an electronics experience.
Even though most of my life I've been developing software, I've been always passionate about the idea to build some physical device which would somehow interact with surrounding environment.
I've just got some free time from my work (about 6 months) which I would like to dedicate to some project. Ideally, I would like to build some simple underwater vehicle which I could control from outside and which would be able to do, lets say a photo while being underwater.
My question is basically where do I start? What kind of knowledge is actually required for building such a device? I believe my path should be something like:
- Quick recap of school algebra classes
- Quick recap of school physics classes
- Dive into Electronics
- Learn about how to do the communication with underwater device (some isolated cable should work I guess)?
I'm also trying to understand how do I build (or I just buy?) the parts for the vehicle. How do I learn to build something that can swim underwater? Could you please give me a direction?