Update: Github page and continued progress
Still chugging along and making progress. I made a Github page containing my work so far on programs for the “control box/joystick” mcu and the microcontroller that will process data on the ROV itself. There are still bugs and it’s extremely rough at best but will hopefully improve as time goes on. The code is probably somewhat meaningless at the moment without electronic schematics displaying the interfacing of some external ICs. Those will get uploaded as well at some point in the future once everything gets worked out on the bread-board. The circuitry is quite different from my previous adventure and I aim to redo the schematic files.
Currently, there is successful communication of the joystick controller to the ROV MCU. Additionally, the ROV based MCU is outputting signals to what will eventually be 6 ESC/thruster connections. However, there are some glitches showing up in the forward PWM signals that are due to coding errors that need to be resolved. Once that gets sorted I plan to start some simple sensor integration with the BR leak detector and integrate it into the data stream. One day this thing will hopefully get in the water lol.
As a side note, this is my first foray in using git and Github and there are probably some serious shortcomings in my documentation that will improve as I gain more experience using the platform.