I saw a Blue Robotics post on LinkedIn yesterday for this new product and after a quick review of the specifications I promptly ordered one. Normally I am not one to be the shill for products but after playing with a ROV for a MATE team and seeing the issues that others were having with interface considerations … this is fargin awesome.
Since I hate making circuit boards for the heck of it, I have already pieced the USB to RS-422 communications part together for our ROV and frankly it cost more than just buying this set. Only thing that annoys me is Rusty didn’t put it out sooner!
After my units arrive I plan on putting them through the ringer for at least the circuits that I plan on using. Right now, I have camera’s etc. wired up via a different path but depending on what the communications rates can be with the boards (I know what RS-422 will support), I might come up with my own communication standard and package message traffic from various topside / ROV units to decrease wiring requirements.
In case you didn’t happen to scroll down far enough to see the blog post, which I never bother scrolling myself, read the blog and check out this latest product. This could be the answer that a lot of people have been posting about on here.