Backwards Compatible OpenROV Controller Board v2.8

The v2.8 OpenROV Controller Board functions as the electronic interface between your control device and your OpenROV. The Controller Board directly handles the low-level commands to devices such as the sensors, motors, servos, and lights. The v2.8 Controller Board is pre-loaded with the latest OpenROV firmware and Arduino boot loader.

We've created a modified version of the v2.8 controller board that will interface with older versions (v2.6 and v2.7). The difference between this controller board and the standard v2.8 controller board is the DB-25 connector on the Backwards Compatible board is oriented vertically.

Please note that this board won't work with a v2.8 OpenROV. If you have a v2.8 ROV, you will want to use the v2.8 Controller Board.

  • Embedded Arduino Mega with plenty of available IO for external devices and add-ons
  • Pre-programmed OpenROV firmware and Arduino Bootloader
  • Embedded power switch - allows OpenROV to be turned on and off remotely (through tether)
  • (x3) Pre-programmed and pre-calibrated Afro 12-Amp ESCs
  • Simple mounting of Homeplug Adapter and BeagleBone Black (no additional wiring).
  • Male DB-25 Connector for interfacing with ROV wiring harness.
  • 4 Power PWM channels for driving lights, scaling lasers, and other power devices. 
  • 6 Servo output channels for driving ESCs and servos. 
  • Embedded measurement of voltages, currents, temperature, and (optionally) humidity.
  • Built-in 5v and 3v3 I2C buses.