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Keyboard Control of Ardusub

(Ryan C.) #1

I am planning to use the BlueROV2 Main tube as the brains of a towed camera system. We will be creating a custom mounting assembly underneath a Boston Engineering depressor wing for working in 100+m ranges.
The main electronics stack will be used as-is (minus the ESCs) and will be used to interface with sensors, camera and lights.
Being as the amount of control needed is minimal, I would like to control the full system with keyboard commands rather than a Joystick controller. Is this possible?
I have found the virtual joystick, but so far have not been able to get it to tilt the camera or turn on the lights.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

(Jacob) #2

This is not possible at the moment. I hope to support it in the future, but have not had the time to address it yet.

(Ryan C.) #3

Thank you for the quick response.
Wired controller on its way…

(undersearobotics.com) #4

You can give vJoy a try: http://vjoystick.sourceforge.net/site/

(Ryan C.) #5

I did get it installed, QGC recognizes it. I can now at least move the camera with it.
In its base configuration it is a bit quirky, I need to see if I can remap keyboard keys to it, instead of their small GUI.

(Marcus) #6

Hi Ryan,
Did you get any further with this? Any other apps you found useful?

(Ryan C.) #7

I never did pursue it much further. We just purchased a controller. It was minimal cost, and we were short on time.
Sorry, I cant help.