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Jun 29, 2012, 10:49 AM
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How bout a computer controlled boat crossing the Atlantic?


Read this article in WIRED (which might also relate to the computer controlled/wi-fi boat in another thread) http://www.wired.com/design/2012/06/...ross-atlantic/ Here is the link to their site; http://fishpi.org/index.html What I think is funny is that they are mentioning fighting interference problems trying to get the prop to work in their Kort nozzle! If they had just been smart enough to come here they could have found a load of experience!
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Jun 29, 2012, 12:28 PM
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Well they are on a budget...

The RasberryPi sounds like a neat little unit if you can get one.
But I heard they are seriously backordered.

Research grants get you the wave glider.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-57...ecord-attempt/

Jun 29, 2012, 01:00 PM
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........What I think is funny is that they are mentioning fighting interference problems trying to get the prop to work in their Kort nozzle! If they had just been smart enough to come here they could have found a load of experience!
Foo
He could have just mounted a rudder behind the prop like we do. I don't see the need to make the whole nozzle rotate. Not for what he's attempting.
Jun 29, 2012, 02:21 PM
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Far as I'm concerned they should take all the computers ever built to the middle of the Atlantic and build a very deep reef with them.
Jun 29, 2012, 02:39 PM
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If they had come on to a site where the members know the basics about boats, they might never have started. They have at least started with quality gear, but I feel that their concept of using solar power to gather enough energy in the hours of daylight to power a motor and the other electronic goodies and survive the ocean conditions might need a rethink.
Although the item shown is just a proof of concept, the Wired writer seems to be a regular present day journalist - bone ignorant on technical matters.
Perhaps someone should tell them that in a Kort, its the nozzle that does the steering, not the prop.
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Jun 29, 2012, 06:46 PM
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The RasberryPi sounds like a neat little unit if you can get one.
But I heard they are seriously backordered.
They're apparently shipping. Two guys I work with got them today.

Andy
Jun 29, 2012, 09:47 PM
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Far as I'm concerned they should take all the computers ever built to the middle of the Atlantic and build a very deep reef with them.
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Jun 29, 2012, 11:20 PM
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The RaspberryPi looks like it could be quite a unit for a number of applications. But as pointed out, for a while at least, getting one will be a problem. Last I looked (when my daughter put in for one) 10K units were made in the initial run but there have been between 75 and 100K or more people who have joined the waiting list for units of their own!

Here's another application of the Rπ: Raspberry Pi IN THE SKY: Wallet-sized PC is disaster drone brain - ARM-powered flying mercy bot to the rescue!

As far as autonomous aquatic drones are concerned I recently saw an article (can't recall where) about a number of wave powered, autonomous vehicles that were released from the West Coast and made it to Hawaii as programmed. Found some info ... they are a remote sensing platform called the "Wave Glider" by Liquid Robotics Whoops... Srry Umi, missed your reference - my bad!

Detailed pdf

Oceans of Robots: Ed Lu at TEDxSF (15 min 36 sec)
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Jun 29, 2012, 11:42 PM
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when I first read this, all I could think of is Victory at Sea where a battleship was in such ruff seas that the bow would bite into a wave and the green water cleared the second turret and shot up toward the bridge
Dec 05, 2012, 06:18 PM
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At least one of the Papa Mau Waveglider 'bots has made it to Austrailian waers.

NBC News / Tech

Liquid Robotics website


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