As part of OpenROV v2.5, we've made a major upgrade in terms of electronics. The new OpenROV Controller Board complements the Beaglebone Black as the brains of the OpenROV. It allows the high-level computing power of the Beaglebone Black to control the sensors and actuators of the ROV, such as the motors, servos, and lights. This Controller Board performs the same functions as the earlier OpenROV Cape, while adding a spectrum of new functionality.
Embedded Arduino Mega with plenty of available IO for external devices and add-ons.
Embedded Power Switch - Allows ROV to be turned on and off remotely (through tether).
ESC mounting pads.
Easy plug mounting of Homeplug adapter and Beaglebone Black (no additional wiring).
On-Board DB25 Connector for removable tether connection.
4 Power PWM channels for driving lights, scaling lasers, and other power devices.
6 Servo output channels for driving ESCs and servos.
Embedded measurement of voltages, currents, temperature, and (optionally) humidity.
Built-in 5v and 3v3 I2C buses.
It will be available in the OpenROV store in October.