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  1. Open the USB Ethernet adapter carefully Remove the board from the housing
    • Open the USB Ethernet adapter carefully

    • Remove the board from the housing

    • I used a TRENDnet TU-ET100, but most simmilar 'gumstick' adapters should work

  2. We need 5V power for the Topside Adapter. The best place to get them on this board is on the underside.
    • We need 5V power for the Topside Adapter. The best place to get them on this board is on the underside.

    • Before you solder, check which pins are Ground and +5V

    • According to USB standards, Ground should be Black and +5V should be Red (the wires with these colors are on the other side)

    • Use some small gauge wires and solder them onto the pins carefully

    • Make sure you don't short two pins.

    • There are normally 4 wires + 1 for the shielding

  3. The wires you connected on the USB-Ethernet board need to be connected to the Topside Interface Board
    • The wires you connected on the USB-Ethernet board need to be connected to the Topside Interface Board

    • The best spot for +5 is the solder point of J5 that is closer to the Mini USB port (red)

    • The best spot for GND is the GND pin of J4.

    • Be careful to find the right solder points

  4. Get/make a short ethernet cable like the ones that connect the Homeplug adapter and the BeagleBone in the ROV and connect the two boards
    • Get/make a short ethernet cable like the ones that connect the Homeplug adapter and the BeagleBone in the ROV and connect the two boards

    • You should be ready to test the setup by plugin in the USB cable to a USB port on your computer

    • You should see a new network card showing up in you operating system

    • The green Power LED should light up on the Topside Interface board

  5. You will need to cut a new housing for the slightly bigger electronics Get the laser cut files here: https://github.com/OpenROV/openrov-contr...
    • You will need to cut a new housing for the slightly bigger electronics

    • Get the laser cut files here: https://github.com/OpenROV/openrov-contr...

    • When assembling make sure you route the USB cable out at the bottom (red marker) before you glue the parts

  6. Well done!
    • Well done!

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