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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