I am to a newbe to the arduino world and am hooked!
I have been following posts for a couple of months and trying out basic sketches, reading sensors, controlling leds etc.
I have a mechanical background (aircraft technician and machinist) and have come up with a project I’d like to make.
Basically it is a ROV submersible with a VGA camera module.
Like this…(see attachment below)
ps. how do you insert an image?
What I want to do is, have an xbox or ps2 controller hooked up to a laptop, laptop conected to the arduino via an ethernet shield and have the VGA camera send back live feed to the laptop.
The controller will control the movement of the ROV via the motor shield and will control the pan of the camera and lights etc.
There will be a 12v on board battery.
What I would like to know is about the ethernet communication i.e how to set it up, how to interface it with the laptop, how to receive video and how to pass on the commands from the controller.
Maybe this is not the best option but from what I’ve read, ethernet has about the right range for what I would like (about 100m length).
Any help will be great… and feel free to let me know if I am barking up the wrong tree.
ROV.bmp (1.29 MB)