Lately we had been stuck at getting the camera working reliably and there was a bunch of other need-to-fix items piling up. Somehow the camera was the least of my worries. I did figure out how to troubleshoot it though, so read on..
In this area we still need to get the laser (p2 power switch) working remotely and replace the servo.
Tilt and lights are working properly.
Fixing this lead to several other problems being fixed, presumably due to voltage instability with only one battery tube ever working.
interesting bug in the OpenROV software but it didn't affect us (yet). First I wanted to make sure that mjpg_streamer was running (this sends the mjpeg stream to your browser, or not).
The command "ps aux | grep jpg" found it straight away. Great. Now is it working? Next the command "netstat -tulnap | grep jpg" shows the listening port of 8090. This page told me how to use it. Open the URL http://192.168.254.1:8090/?action=stream in VLC (or a browser) to view the video and bypass the cockpit.
Charging the batteries is all that stands between us and a pool dive, I think.
Who is ready?