Picking up more trash as an excuse to use the Newton Gripper some more. I only have part of the video stream since it lost connection twice and I forgot that the recording stops when it loses connection. This is a very annoying quirk of QGroundControl. I think that it really should automatically start re-recording when it re-connects since I didn’t know that it had stopped.
Once again I had to do 15 minutes of troubleshooting before the dive. I was surprised that this time it was loose connections in my laptop power supply and HDMI plug, and nothing related to the BlueROV2. Though, I did have to power cycle the ROV to get the Ping360 connected.
My new Toughbook laptop doesn’t have enough processing power to run the ROV like I want to, and my regular laptop is starting to get some issues. I would like to get a Intel NUC (or similar) and 2 sunlight readable external monitors, but I can’t find anything that is at least 15" and under $750.
Overall, It was still a fun dive. I got some cheap waders so I can get in to pick up the trash after. The water definitely felt cold.
0:58 bubble cleaning maneuver
2:51 First target: Bottle
6:24 I see a potential target, but it’s just a dead fish
7:24 Second Target: Bud Light can
8:29 lose video stream recording
10:30 passing the end of the boat launch
13:08 attempt to grab a can, but I miss the grab and lose sight of it
15:18 Third Target: Crushed Can
18:52 Fourth Target: Modelo Can
22:44 attempt to grab bottle, but I miss the grab and lose sight of it
24:22 Fifth Target: Power Bait can
24:51 accidentally opening the gripper
25:21 re-grabbing the Power Bait
28:53 Sixth Target: Plastic Label