My ROV used to work really well (in 2019). I am a Master’s student and our Engineering shop installed and design water proof connectors and detachers for the tether. The tether seems to work well but the vehicle won’t connect to ground control. The engineers tested the connection of the wires in the tether and they were live. They checked the altered cables and they were like too. The engineers noted that the ROV tether connection had only one point of connection to the hardware. (Which they were unsure if that was the issue? The guide showed only 1 connection).
We don’t know if its the modified tether or a software/rov hardware issue. So I’m trying to elimnate all the software problems before I take the ROV back to them to check the tether and lumen light additions they did.
I assumed it was a software issue because the ROV/ ground control hasn’t been updated in a year. I have attached more screenshots below. I have gone through the connections trouble shooting guide. I have installed ground control on a separate computer, to see if it was a computer issue and the new (beefier laptop) had the same issues.
I noticed a lot more lights flashing on the some of the computer components in the ROV. Here is a video of it below:
I don’t really remember it having rapid blinking like that on those parts.
I have attached pics of the internet connections. I was unsure of which one to edit now because nothing is working. The 3rd Ethernet connection said it was for realteck controller which I assumed was the connection for the controller. I personally think it’s ethernet 2…
I was reading that I might have to physically install something on the onboard computer. I’m not sure if that’s the issue. I don’t have much experience in building the ROV or wiring but I am somewhat ok with computers. They also installed 2 more lumen lights and did not daisy chain them in. (Which I am fine with I’d rather press 1 button control all the lights).
Do you think its the onboard computers? Or the modified tether? Or maybe the Lumen lights installed?