So I am very new to tech-based projects. I came across OpenROV as I think it is a brilliant technology that could greatly benefit my research. With that said, I guess I am not as technologically savvy as I originally thought since I have nearly fully assembled my OpenROV 2.8 kit, and the ROV is not operational. Here are some details:
I am using a Mac OSX system
Upon powering on the ROV, I can get the camera to work perfectly (using GoogleChrome); however, I cannot get passed this stage of assembly.
*for example, I cannot get the lasers or motors to work, the 4 LED lights blink at one second intervals after approximately 1 minute of the ROV being on, etc.
So, I am thinking I am making a very silly mistake and skipping a major step. Therefore, my question is must I install software using the microSD card that comes with the kit to make the ROV fully functional? I wasn’t sure if the robot was already programmed or if I must do this myself. Any advice or help would be beyond appreciated as I am heading out for a major field expedition next Friday and this device is vital to my success! Thank you in advance.