Vex for ROV

I have been teaching a class in robotics with the Vex system for a number of years. This has transitioned from the PIC controller to the Cortex controller. I am looking for a way to control underwater ROV’s using the Vex system (either one) connected to a sabertooth 2X5 motor controller. I would like to send the signal over a tether to the controllers and possibly the microprocesssor sealed onboard of the ROV.

  1. Is it possible to run the motor controllers with either system?

  2. Is it possible to program them with EasyC? My students have EasyC v2 for the pic and EasyC v4 for Cortex.

Hello mshaver,

We have never experimented with the sabertooth, so I’m not sure if it will work. Have you considered using one of our motor controllers?
You will have a better chance of compatibility since both products are made by VEX.

You might be able to program the sabertooth easyC, but we have never tried it.