Hello openROV community, I am a new member and recently was given an in-progress ROV project my friend started years ago. I’m pretty excited to get it working and in the water, but I’ve been having trouble figuring out what I will need to make that happen.
What I know about the project is thats a bit old, I remember when my friend got it about 7 or 8 years ago if thats possible. It is mostly built, though it looks like some things are unplugged inside the electronics tube and the tube is not mounted to the frame of the ROV. Compared to photos of other projects I’ve seen, the wiring on mine looks like a bit of a crows nest haha but we’ll see what happens. I have a good amount of experience programming arduinos, though Ive never worked with a beaglebone so that will be a learning curve.
My main questions are:
what model ROV is it?
what software will I need?
Is it even feasible to get this thing working without upgrading everything or is pretty outdated at this point? (The goal is to get this thing functioning with minimal investment, other than time)
Hopefully these images are descriptive enough, if anyone wants more I’ll add them, and if anyone has advice it would be greatly appreciated!