Camera System

A project log for Volturnus ROV

A low-cost, DIY ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) to detect marine pollution in local communities.

allai5allai5 10/16/2017 at 02:100 Comments

Since we are using a low-cost backup car camera, the camera feed is inverted, but for intuitive control of the ROV this needs to be reverted back to a normal, “forwards” view. To do this, after threading the camera through the tether management cross, we plug the RCA plug of the camera into the video plug of a USB capture card. Using a Python script and the pygame library, we are now able to concurrently revert the camera feed and display it on the operator’s laptop.