The Random Thoughts of a Geek heading for Banbury
The Random Thoughts of a Geek heading for Banbury

ROV – Part 3: Control System

I have been playing with Microsoft Visio (My First ROV Visio File) to create a Drawing smiler to the one I found of BART.

There are two things you may spot on my Schematic Diagram;

  1. My cunning use of Ethernet over CAT 5 for Data.
  2. I forgot to draw the lights on – ah well.

The cunning Plan is to use one Arduino Mega (2560), with an Ethernet Shield for the control; and interface (serve a webpage with all all the controls on it). and use an Ethernet Camera for Vision Feedback.

I used .:oomlout:. as my supplier for the Arduino Mega and Ethernet Shield, after they were recomended by Nat Poate, however oomlout don’t stock, and have no plans currently to stock the Teensy.

If I need more than one Microcontroller in my ROV I can interface them together using I²C (“i-squared cee” or “two-wire interface”), However the Arduino Mega has 54 digital input/output pins (of which 14 can be used as PWM outputs), 16 analog inputs, and I cant see myself running out even with the Ethernet Shield connected.


Hopefuly this will be waiting for me when I get home, so I can have a play 🙂

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