Couple issues I haven't been able to troubleshoot, am hoping someone else has sorted these things out and can suggest some solutions!
1) No response when USB and ethernet cables are plugged in to the computer and the topside box. Outer lights flash, but the center light that shows communication does not. When I plug the USB directly into the beaglebone port, it powers up. I double-checked the wiring, and get a solid 5v on tether wires at the DB25 connector. Also get 12V from the battery tubes.
2) Speaking of power, no power reaches the controller board. Found some other mention of this in the forums that suggest shorting J12 - when I do this, I have power and can control the motors/lights/camera from the computer. Is that an acceptable solution, or should it be powered another way?
Thanks in advance,