‘Rebirth of the Hackerboat’ Talk from Toorcamp

The latest iteration of the Hackerboat project by Hackerbot Labs was a highlight at the recent Toorcamp. Named TSV Disputed Right of Way – or TDRoW – the ‘boat’ is a modified two-person kayak with a Beaglebone brain, Arduino Mega, onboard networking, GPS, and three 12V solar panels (along with other goodies – utilikilt option for boat launch); the project was glimpsed in the video by our own Tony DiCola in his video recap of his Toorcamp experience. The project can be found on the Hackerbot Labs blog and also here at Hackaday.io – the video below of the Hackerbot Labs talk at Toorcamp includes many of the same photos seen at the Hackaday project site with greater context and backstory (hackerstory?). Check it out!

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Thanks to Drew for sending this in – via BeagleBoard.org Foundation blog.


 


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1 Comment

  1. Thank you guys for posting this! There’s another couple of Adafruit products in the Hackerboat mix that aren’t visible.

    First, there’s an Ultimate GPS shield nestled under the main control board in the shot of the control box, just to the right of the Arduino Mega. It was originally supposed to be the Ultimate GPS breakout (and you can see the footprint for that right over the Beaglebone), but I think that was out of stock when I was ordering the parts, so I used the shield I already had from a different project.

    Second, we’ve been using a couple of the Neopixel Sticks (https://www.adafruit.com/products/1426) for status lights on the back of the boat.

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