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Custom pan/tilt camera system

Hi all,

Just thought I’d share a pan/tilt camera system we developed recently. The camera is a 1080P/25FPS IP board camera, connected to a network switch with a network enabled Arduino Uno. The Uno controls the servos from the surface using a custom webpage (local network), and the video feed is viewed on the same laptop/PC using a web browser (video below).

Using a centralised underwater hub, 4 cameras are connected, and only 1 surface-to-hub cable is required (power and data). The topside web browser is configured to a quad split screen so all feeds are viewed simultaneously.

This was built for a static application, but there’s no reason it couldn’t be adapted to ROV/drop camera use. In that case you would probably make use of the Pixhawk board for control within QGC (is the pan feature still available?)

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Hi Marcus,
Nice solution! What bulkhead connectors are you using?
Cheers
Matt

Thanks! Bluetrail Engineering Cobalt connectors/cables, they’re the bomb! Small form factor, high current rating, exceptional engineering, everything just works

@damonblue

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