Model Boat Mayhem

Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Microprocessor control => Topic started by: C-3PO on March 09, 2020, 10:42:04 PM

Title: roboticboat - Model Yachts meet technology - a great website full of ideas
Post by: C-3PO on March 09, 2020, 10:42:04 PM
If model yachts are your thing and you have even the slightest interest in Arduino then this is a great resource

https://www.roboticboat.uk/ (https://www.roboticboat.uk/)

C-3PO
Title: Re: roboticboat - Model Yachts meet technology - a great website full of ideas
Post by: Nordlys on May 27, 2020, 08:25:53 AM
Hi, I would like to build an autonomous, gps controlled craft as part of a project using an Arduino uno .
Can you tell me what hardware I would need pls, I'm thinking of, monitor, keyboard etc.
Thank you.
There seems to lots of information in this section, just where to begin!
Nordlys.
Title: Re: roboticboat - Model Yachts meet technology - a great website full of ideas
Post by: C-3PO on May 27, 2020, 10:21:54 AM
Hi Nordlys,

An exciting project....

So I pitch this right - Before posting suggestions where are you on your Arduino journey? - Have you been using one for a while and confident with the programming side?

Regards

C-3PO
Title: Re: roboticboat - Model Yachts meet technology - a great website full of ideas
Post by: Nordlys on May 27, 2020, 10:49:44 AM
Ok. This is the situation, my grandson wants to take up this project whilst still at school, 6th form. :P
I'd like to get up to speed a bit such as I might be able to help.


We are both absolute beginners. I think he has an Arduino board but neither of us know about programming.


I know about boats.
He's pretty good with computers.

We are starting out on the journey!


N.
Title: Re: roboticboat - Model Yachts meet technology - a great website full of ideas
Post by: C-3PO on May 27, 2020, 11:08:24 AM
Hi Nordlys,

I admire you wanting to help the grandson with this project.

I would say it's a very ambitious project as an absolute beginner but I love biting off more than I can chew and then working hard on the minutiae to make it work.

I'll give it some thought and post you some info that might help. - A quick response re hardware - if you are using a computer with a USB port then that should be sufficient - no special computer hardware required.

To wet your appetite check out this site and start at lesson one - it will give you a good overview/introdution and start you on your journey

http://toptechboy.com/arduino/lesson-1-simple-introduction-to-the-arduino-microcontroller/

Is the boat you are going to use powered or sail?

Regards
C-3PO
Title: Re: roboticboat - Model Yachts meet technology - a great website full of ideas
Post by: Nordlys on May 27, 2020, 11:57:06 AM
Thanks for your reply today.


This is a lengthy ongoing A level science/ technology project that he is beginning very soon (at his school in Sharjah, Dubai).
As soon as they get back from their lock down.


I agree, it is ambitious and that worries me a little, it's always so ambitious!
However he has time.
I think it will be powered.


I'll begin my learning with the link you sent. Thank you.


N.
Title: Re: roboticboat - Model Yachts meet technology - a great website full of ideas
Post by: rickles23 on May 28, 2020, 10:38:05 AM
Hi,


This is a robot yacht designed to roam the deep seas.


It had a software problem and the people who owned it asked if someone could go out and retrieve it.


Regards