FishPi Ahoy – The Raspberry Pi sets sail
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The Raspberry Pi-Fan Greg Holloway is about to build a low-cost mini computers with some other components in a model boat. The “FishPi” to cross the Atlantic autonomous shortly.
The FishPi mentioned project is a 20-inch (51 cm) long model of Cygnus DS25, which from a Raspberry Pi is controlled. Holloway joins the small, for educational and research purposes, computer imaginary with an I2C-GPS Navigatron v2, a compass HMC6352, an 8-channel servo-controller for the motors of the rudder, a speed controller Mtronics Microviper Marine10 and Kinobo 5 megapixel USB webcam .
The current feasibility study, which will take its maiden voyage on a smaller and calmer waters than the Atlantic, uses batteries as an energy source. For the trip across the Atlantic Ocean, the boat will be equipped with solar cells that produce a maximum power of 130 watts. It is driven by a 40 mm turbine which is equipped with an MFA 919D Single Ratio Metal-manual transmission.
Holloway has been working since March on FishPi and completed in early June, the first test. He builds the FishPi to show that the Raspberry Pi can also cope with unusual tasks. Later, Holloway wants to offer FishPi kits for researchers and students. Interested Holloway can on Twitter (@ TheFishPi) and follow him on 3 July on theRaspberry Jam Space Hack the Nottingham meeting.