We assembled the OpenROV 2.8 and followed instructions carefully. Even built the bot in an ESD protected room for the electronics sake. So to help me quickly I am posting here for any other occurrences. We could not get the Beagleboard to connect. After closer examination found that it was not powering up - even when removed from the ROV and powered through the adapter jack. So got an RMA and sent it back pronto. However, I purchased another Beagleboard and had it shipped overnight, flashed the memory, and tested on the bench - not in the ROV. power light came on - it was happy. Placed it into the ROV and the original issue from the other Beagleboard is there again. We lost this Beagleboard. Is there known issue with power off of the OpenROV controller board that might be causing this? I searched the forum, but did not see anything off hand with my search inquiries. When the replacement board from OpenROV comes, I will not put it in there right away until I test out the main controller definitely.
Just frustrated in spending a lot of extra money to get the other Beagleboard just to have it killed too, but happy to know it probably isn’t the issue now.