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First Pool Trial


(Andrew) #1

We had our first pool session today which went very well.

Its a custom built ROV based on Raspberry Pi in the BlueRov2 hull, using a custom built, touch based, wireless web interface on a Samsung Galaxy tablet. There is also the option of dual control and views because the same interface was running on a PC at the same time.

There were a few known issues that will be tidied up in the coming weeks:

  • The network tether is not plugged in - we used WiFi today. Below the surface the thrusters were running a pre-programmed set of commands.
  • Running computer power off the main battery is not in place yet - we used a second USB battery in the electronic enclosure.
  • The thruster directional control virtual joystick needs some more attention.

For a first test, it seemed to go very well with no unexpected issues. :grinning:


(Jacob) #2

Well done @deepsouth, let us know if the code becomes available!


(Andrew) #3

Thanks @jwalser. We may look at that in the future but there is plenty of refining of the code to do for now :slight_smile:


(Matt) #4

Nice one Andrew!
Looking great mate, looking forward to seeing your progress.


(Andrew) #5

Thanks Matt.

I appreciate the support and products from BayDynamics :grinning: