I finally finished my ROV! It’s name came from a running joke from a Biology class and stuck! Loosely named after Charles Darwin.
I used the 2.8 Dev Kit and have it up and running.
I took it on it’s first dive in the Puget Sound!
I got great video and everything worked stunningly! The external light cubes and IMU I had no issues with at all! The only hiccup was that I lost not one, not two, but three propellers. The water was a bit choppy so I think next time I will drop it in a better area.
I had to also move the tether, I don’t know what I was thinking and it kept getting caught, since moving it my tests in the pool have been much more successful.
My plan is to print a shell so to speak to go around the frame, and add some more weight because I noticed it was a bit too buoyant. I also need to somehow construct a tilt mechanism for the servo and camera. So if anyone has a suggestion feel free to chime in!!!
I used a blue robotics WEC and maker beam for the frame, the camera is a logitech C920.
any constructive criticism is greatly appreciated! Thank you to the OpenROV forum community for all the help! I could not have done it without you all!