OpenROV v2.8 Dev. Kit

The OpenROV v2.8 Developer's Kit is intended for developers, advanced users, and adventurous people who want to build their own version of OpenROV. The Developer's Kit is basically all the electronic components needed to run the OpenROV software image and communicate with a laptop over a tether. This will allow users to create their own OpenROV without the constraint of the current physical package, power source, and/or thruster combination while still taking advantage of the community-built, open-source OpenROV platform and communications package.

Included in this Set:

  • 100m 26ga twisted pair tether wire
  • OpenROV control board with pre-programmed and pre-calibrated Afro-12Amp ESCs
  • OpenROV topside adapter
  • Tenda Homeplug adapter
  • BeagleBone Black with OpenROV software image
  • DB-25 connector for running wires to the control board
  • RJ-45 connector
  • Standoff and screws to mount the BeagleBone to the control board

      Beagle Bone Black

      Processor: AM335x 1GHz ARM® Cortex-A8
      • 512MB DDR3 RAM
      • 4GB 8-bit eMMC on-board flash storage
      • 3D graphics accelerator
      • NEON floating-point accelerator
      • 2x PRU 32-bit microcontrollers
      • USB client for power & communications
      • USB host
      • Ethernet
      • HDMI
      • 2x 46 pin headers
      Software Compatibility
      • Ångström Linux
      • Android
      • Ubuntu
      • Cloud9 IDE on Node.js w/ BoneScript library
      • Plus much more
      Controller Board
      • Embedded Arduino Mega with plenty of available IO for external devices and add-ons.
      • Embedded Power Switch - Allows ROV to be turned on and off remotely (through tether)
      • Pre-programmed and pre-calibrated Afro 12-Amp ESCs
      • Easy plug mounting of Homeplug adapter and Beaglebone Black (no additional wiring)
      • On-Board DB-25 Connector for removable tether connection
      • 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.
      Topside Adapter 
      • Easily receives the Tenda Homeplug Adapter with matching headers
      • No tools required to connect and disconnect the tether to the board
      • Connects to your laptop or desktop using an Ethernet Cable and a USB to Mini-USB cable
      • Voltage regulation
      • LED indicator lights that make it easy to check connections to the ROV from the surface


      • IEEE 802.3 and 802.3/u 
      • Speed: 200Mbps