Building a semi Smart, DIY boat with Arduino and some other sensors

Building a semi Smart, DIY boat with Arduino and some other sensors

  This simple little floating boat bounces off walls, can be steered with a flashlight, and won't hit something head-on.    Step 1: MATERIALS Tapehot glue + glue gun (silicon optional)two small DC motorstwo water bottleswirestwo small propellorsarduino + USB cable + computerwire strippersa plastic box a 9V battery + a connectora power diode (like 1n4004)some resistorsscissors a soldering iron + soldera...

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Making an autonomous boat using a Raspberry Pi WiP

Making an autonomous boat using a Raspberry Pi WiP

  The wave of enthusiasm for the Raspberry Pi has driven many people to wonder at the possibilities, and marvel at it's simplicity. The credit card sized SBC is perfect for just about anything. Maybe even for crossing the Atlantic Ocean.FishPi is a project with the goal of doing just that and crossing the Atlantic, using the Raspberry Pi to pilot the craft. The first step in this project is the Proof-Of-Concept Vehicle...

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Pixy CMUcam5

Pixy CMUcam5

Pixy CMUcam5 adalah sebuah sensor kamera, dimana dalam mendeteksi objek dapat dilakukan dengan cepat dan tepat. Kalibrasi warna pada sensor ini hanya dengan melihatkan objek yang ingin di jadikan objek warna yang ditangkap oleh sensor ini, kemudian hanya dengan menekan tombol dan selesailah kalibrasi...

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ap4000-heading-control-system

ap4000-heading-control-system

The AP4000 Heading Control System is the new generation of autopilots manufactured by Navis Engineering. It is a modern and technologically advanced digital ship control unit that is intended to reduce the operator’s workload, increase the vessel motion efficiency and improve operational safety. The AP4000 autopilot has been substantially redesigned. The front panel has been modernized and configured as a 6.5’ high contrast and resolution color display with a 150?...

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Dead Reckoning Calculations

Dead Reckoning Calculations

Any sailor who has ever used dead reckoning (DR) knows that it's a simple system which allows you to determine your present position by plotting the course and speed from a known past position. A navigator can also determine the boat's future position by projecting the present course and speed from the present position. Of course it's important to remember that a DR position is only approximate because it does not allow for the effect of leeway, current, or...

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