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August 19, 2016 AT 4:00 am

Southampton Sailing Robot #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

Nice ongoing project from Nanoseb on Hackaday.io:

This project aims to build a 1m autonomous sailing boat to compete in the World Robotic Sailing Championship (WRSC) 2016

For an autonomous sailing boat application the wind direction sensor is a key component because the sail settings as well as the sailing strategy rely on the direction of the wind. We have chosen an affordable, simple and easy to waterproof solution based on a magnetometer (we are actually using a complete IMU, but only utilise the magnetometer part) and magnets.

Read more and see more from Southampton Sailing Robot Team on YouTube


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