I am building my very first DIY ROV with my 2 boys to use in our now very clear lake here in Texas (thank you Zebra mussels). I am basing my project off of the “Albie” 3D printed ROV project posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma0I4YwhV7M - I am modifying this using PETG instead of PLA and I plan to redesign the frame quite a bit after we prototype all the components and get things working. I will post some pictures of the progress here soon.
I have found most of my answers here on the forum which has been a huge help. My main questions revolve around power.
I planned on re-using a PowerDistribution board I already had wired up to my ESC’s from a salvaged quadcopter project I built. With all of these components connected inside of a watertight enclosure, how does powering on and charging work?
I assume you need to open the enclosure and remove the batter for charging. What about switching power off to the Raspbery Pi and teh Pixhawk when not in use? Is that done through the Switch offered by Blue Robotics here: https://bluerobotics.com/store/comm-control-power/switch/switch-10-5a-r1/ or am I missing something else?