I am currently in the process of designing an ROV and will be using either the Blue Robotics, Open ROV, or simply arduino + video cable.
Can anyone point me to a place where I can find the pros and cons of the Open ROV vs the Blue Robotics control board options?
I plan to have
1 camera with the ability to record video
2 Fwd/ Rear Thrusters
1 Up/Down Thruster
1 Side to side Thruster (Maybe)
2 led light rows. 1 row being "normal", the second being able to turn on as required
1 robot arm with OPEN / CLOSE, Rotate CW/CCW
Ideally I'd like to simply have a monitor, controller and circuit cards topside and not require a computer / laptop in addition to this to run the ROV.
If anybody can make any recommendations, point to a wiring chart, explain why 1 is better than the other I would be very interested. I've been doing a lot of reading so far, but I'm still confused as I'm not really an electrical guy.