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PelagicView Rov 2.0


(Dave) #1

Hi, since I’m using several BR parts I figured I post my build here.

So my main purpose of building an Rov, besides the fact it’s fun to drive around underwater and look at stuff, is I would like to get professional quality video of offshore pelagic species like marlin and tuna and I have no desire to dive in the open ocean lol, so I decided to build an Rov.

The hull is 6" acrylic with the BR 6" series flanges
I’m using 4 T200 and 2 Lumen lights which are all controlled using a RC Tx and Rx via DSC

Now for the cameras, I have 1 SD camera connected topside over a twisted pair. I have this camera connected to an dragon osd board with a compass. I will be using this one mainly for the compass.
The 2nd camera I have onboard is a Canon xf400 which can record up to 4k 60fps and live stream 1080 thru a browser remote, which also gives me full manual control, via a ethernet connection. I’m using a pair of fathom x boards for the ethernet connection.

Everything onboard, except the xf400, is powered by a BR battery. And I’m using a 100m BR tether with a Subconn 8pin connector so I can remove the tether

Everything has been tested and working good, just have to finish getting it neutral or slightly positive buoyant. Hopefully I’ll have it done in the next day or so, I’ll post some vid as soon as I get it done


(Xavier Chan) #2

hey, may I ask, does the BlueRov2 run on Ubuntu or does it have its own OS?


(Dave) #3

Hi, on this build there isn’t an OS, the thusters and lights are controlled by a RC controller and receiver, the SD camera is connected to a dragons osd with a compass which is connected topside via balun to balun connection and the xf400 has a browser remote when connected via a ethernet connection.

I haven’t learned to code yet, so I tried to keep everything as plug and play as possible

I plan on starting to learn how to code soon so I can do even more with the rov


(Patrick José Pereira) #4

Hi Xavier,

The raspberry runs Raspbian, you can check more informations about it with this commands:

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ uname -a
Linux raspberrypi 4.9.24-v7+ #993 SMP Wed Apr 26 18:01:23 BST 2017 armv7l GNU/Linux
pi@raspberrypi:~ $ lsb_release -a                                                                                                                                                    
No LSB modules are available.                                                                                                                                                        
Distributor ID: Raspbian                                                                                                                                                             
Description:    Raspbian GNU/Linux 8.0 (jessie)                                                                                                                                      
Release:        8.0                                                                                                                                                                  
Codename:       jessie  

The pixhawk runs ArduSub, a projects that is under ArduPilot community.
You can check for more BlueRov2 information in: www.ardusub.com


(Xavier Chan) #5

@davey812 and @patrickelectric , may I have your contact info, like maybe an email address or something of the sort? I’ll be building a BlueROV2 for my school research project and I require a professional that I can contact for help.


(Xavier Chan) #6

Just search it on Github. It’s probably there


(Patrick José Pereira) #7

Hi Xavier,

You can send a mail for support@bluerobotics.com or you can check our gitter channel :wink:
https://gitter.im/bluerobotics/ardusub


(Xavier Chan) #8

I will! thanks!