Boat Controller

A project log for OpenTransat

Building an Autonomous Sailboat That Pursues to Cross the Atlantic Ocean

Andy OsuskyAndy Osusky 06/07/2017 at 13:370 Comments

The new boat controller consists of two PCBs – the Navigator mounted on top of the Expansion Board.

The Navigator will be responsible for the most important tasks like navigation, collision avoidance and sending messages. The Expansion Board that will provide additional functions more specific to the boat. This modular design allows to make quick modifications on the Expansion Board while keeping the more complex Navigation Board unchanged.

Here are all features of the boat controller:

Power Sensor

There will be one additional board that will measure voltage and current of each solar panel separately. It will be interesting to see which panel is shaded by the sail at any particular time.

Complete hardware scheme:

The source is published on GitHub: