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.
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Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.