This last weekend I got the IMU/Depth Sensor Module attached to its mount on the front vertical support plate for the Vertical Thruster and the leads solder and sealed to the their respective wires in the wire harness.
IMU/Depth Sensor Module viewed from below
IMU/Depth Sensor Module viewed from above
Then I attached the 2.8 Controller Board to the ROV wire harness, connected up the Tether to my laptop and then connected up the batteries. After connecting the Topside Adapter's USB cable to my laptop the OpenROV Cockpit appeared on the laptop display after about a minute or so. I then completed the Guide 5 Finishing Operations Steps 78 - 92 of the OpenROV 2.8 to calibrate the lasers. Since I am using Blue Robotics (BR) T100 Thrusters that cannot be run out of the water for very long, I skipped the Guide 5 Finishing Operation Steps 93 - 95 Motor Direction until I have the ROV chassis in my Association swimming pool. I also verified the operation and calibration of the IMU/Depth Sensor Module using the Forum instruction here.
Moving on to the OpenROV Operators Manual I verified the operation of the OpenROV Cockpit Display using Steps 15 - 25 which includes configuration of the batteries.
At this point I will run ballast and trim tests on the hybrid ROV chassis to ensure that the ROV chassis is just buoyant enough to be slightly awash on the surface and that it is level in the water.
More to come.