Using a Microsoft Surface tablet


#1

Has anyone used a Microsoft Surface Pro to communicate with the OpenROV 2.7? The Surface Pro has only one USB port but the Open ROV needs a USB and a Ethernet. Microsoft sells a USB-> RJ45 Ethernet adapter. If I plug a USB hub into the Surface and then plug the network adapter into the hub, then the OpenROV ethernet into the adapter and the OpenROV USB into the hub, can that be made to work or are things hopelessly confused?
Thanks
Don Maylotte


#2

That should work. You can also use a battery bank or USB charger to turn the ROV on if you don’t want to use a hub. Or you could try this. http://openrov.dozuki.com/Guide/How+to+build+a+WiFi+enabled+Tether+Management+System/59