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Introduction

We will introduce soldering in this guide.

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  2. Make sure to keep the ethernet cables.
    • Make sure to keep the ethernet cables.

  3. Using a flat-tip screw driver, gently twist the tip to crack open the plastic lid from the adapter. Use this as a hinge to open the plastic box, and remove the lid.
    • Using a flat-tip screw driver, gently twist the tip to crack open the plastic lid from the adapter. Use this as a hinge to open the plastic box, and remove the lid.

  4. It is ok to ruin the plastic casing.
    • It is ok to ruin the plastic casing.

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  6. Keep these parts.
    • Keep these parts.

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  15. Make sure that you can still see these three lights.
    • Make sure that you can still see these three lights.

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  18. The BeagleBone Black (BBB) is the main processor on the ROV. It works in conjunction with an Ardunio on the Controller Board in order to control the many functions of the ROV.
    • The BeagleBone Black (BBB) is the main processor on the ROV. It works in conjunction with an Ardunio on the Controller Board in order to control the many functions of the ROV.

  19. Make sure to keep the USB cable.
    • Make sure to keep the USB cable.

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  21. Use flush cutters to trim extra wire from the ESC solder joints.
    • Use flush cutters to trim extra wire from the ESC solder joints.

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  28. The RJ-45 connector should be on the opposite side of the DB-25 connector.
    • The RJ-45 connector should be on the opposite side of the DB-25 connector.

    • Make sure to press the BeagleBone Black firmly in place.

  29. Make sure the pins from the controller board are fully engaged with the BeagleBone Black.
    • Make sure the pins from the controller board are fully engaged with the BeagleBone Black.

  30. Make sure the RJ-45 connector is next to the the screw. Failure to align this properly can result in board failure.
    • Make sure the RJ-45 connector is next to the the screw. Failure to align this properly can result in board failure.

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  37. Before mounting the servo to the E-Chassis, make sure the horn (white plastic part) is centered.
    • Before mounting the servo to the E-Chassis, make sure the horn (white plastic part) is centered.

    • To do this gently rotate it back and forth to its extreme left and extreme right. You can remove the horn and then adjust how the horn is placed on the servo so that it centered between the extremes.

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  40. This may already be done for you. More recent v2.8 orders will have the camera already disassembled, and not include the black USB cable.
    • This may already be done for you. More recent v2.8 orders will have the camera already disassembled, and not include the black USB cable.

  41. This will require a hard tug.
    • This will require a hard tug.

    • This may already be done for you.

  42. This may already be done for you.
    • This may already be done for you.

  43. This may already be done for you.
    • This may already be done for you.

  44. This may already be done for you.
    • This may already be done for you.

  45. This may already be done for you.
    • This may already be done for you.

  46. This may already be done for you.
    • This may already be done for you.

  47. This may already be done for you.
    • This may already be done for you.

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  49. Keep the camera part.
    • Keep the camera part.

    • You can throw away these casing parts.

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  52. Video (How to Solder Electronics)
    • Video (How to Solder Electronics)

    • Use caution when soldering electronic components. The temperatures are 500 degrees F and higher. Eye protection is required.

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  54. Make sure the wires are on the same side as the text labels.
    • Make sure the wires are on the same side as the text labels.

  55. Repeat for the LASERS on the other side.
    • Repeat for the LASERS on the other side.

  56. There are three lasers in the kit. You will only use two of them.
    • There are three lasers in the kit. You will only use two of them.

    • The blue/black wire is the negative wire and the red wire is the positive wire.

  57. Repeat for the other laser.
    • Repeat for the other laser.

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  61. Make sure the logo is upright.
    • Make sure the logo is upright.

    • Make sure the holes are at the top.

    • Make sure the text is upright and in the top left corner.

  62. The holes on the camera board are smaller than the screws. You will have to thread the holes on the camera board.
    • The holes on the camera board are smaller than the screws. You will have to thread the holes on the camera board.

    • Do not over tighten the screws. They should be snug but not any tighter than that.

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  65. This connector only goes in one way. Make sure the holes in the connector line up with the pins on the board.
    • This connector only goes in one way. Make sure the holes in the connector line up with the pins on the board.

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  68. The wires go through the middle hole.
    • The wires go through the middle hole.

    • Make sure the camera is on the same side as the semi-circle.

    • Make sure the Camera Mount Assembly is not upside down.

  69. Do not tighten the nut all the way.
    • Do not tighten the nut all the way.

  70. Tighten this side so the camera platform stays on, but can still move up and down.
    • Tighten this side so the camera platform stays on, but can still move up and down.

  71. Tighten the other side, but have it still loose enough the platform can still move up and down.
    • Tighten the other side, but have it still loose enough the platform can still move up and down.

  72. Make sure to screw on the nut snugly to allow the camera mount to rotate up and down without much resistance.
    • Make sure to screw on the nut snugly to allow the camera mount to rotate up and down without much resistance.

  73. Make sure to screw on the nut snugly to allow the camera mount to rotate up and down without much resistance.
    • Make sure to screw on the nut snugly to allow the camera mount to rotate up and down without much resistance.

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  76. The wires should be going towards the same side as the vertical plate.
    • The wires should be going towards the same side as the vertical plate.

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  78. Do not tighten so much that the board bends more than in this image.
    • Do not tighten so much that the board bends more than in this image.

  79. Make sure you have installed all 4 screws.
    • Make sure you have installed all 4 screws.

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  81. Make sure black wire is oriented to the outside of the board.
    • Make sure black wire is oriented to the outside of the board.

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  84. P1- is the black wire connected to the lights (see label on back of light board).
    • P1- is the black wire connected to the lights (see label on back of light board).

    • P1+ is the red wire connected to the lights.

    • P2- is the black wire connected to the lasers.

    • P2+ is the red wire connected to the lasers.

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  86. Continue your build by progressing to Guide 4.
    • Continue your build by progressing to Guide 4.

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