Introduction: Pi0Boat: a $250 Smart Aquatic Vehicle With the Pi Zero
A Linux-based smart aquatic vehicle.
Step 1: PROJECT INFO
Estimated time: 12 hours
Erle-Boat is a Linux-based smart aquatic vehicle that uses robotic frameworks such as ROS (the Robot Operating System) and the award winning APM software autopilot to achieve different navigation modes.
Erle-Boat is ideal for water operations.
- Dimensions: 520 * 330 mm
- Weight: 770 grams fully assembled (battery included)
THINGS USED IN THIS PROJECT
Raspberry Pi Zero/W x1
Step 2: Assembly
The PXFmini should be configured. Request the latest image for your PXFmini or acquire a flashed one with your order to Erle-Robotics.
Having the PXFmini you need to:
- Set as a Erle-Rover
The easy method is via HDMI with the Erle-Robotics User Interface
- Connect via network to APM
Connect via network to APM and Load Parameters for Erle-Boat
Step 3: PWM Inputs
The ESC should be connect to the motor and to the PXFmini's PWM #3. The Servo, need to be connected to the PWM #1
Everything in place
Ensure everything is in place. Check that the motor and servo can move free.
Step 4: Test
Be careful with the propeller. A suggestion is to make the first test with the Erle-Boat in a controlled area.