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FishPi: Raspberry Pi Powered Autonomous Boat To Cross the Ocean 136

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the dolphins-protest-sea-drone-program dept.
lukehopewell1 writes "The Raspberry Pi is a triumph in computing, and it's now set to become a triumph in robotics as one developer plans to build a model boat around it and sail it across the Atlantic Ocean, completely unmanned. It's codenamed FishPi and will see a model boat sail across the Atlantic all by itself save for a camera, GPS module, compass and solar panels." The creator is posting updates on the build progress using a forum on his website.
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FishPi: Raspberry Pi Powered Autonomous Boat To Cross the Ocean

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  • by makomk (752139) on Wednesday June 27, 2012 @12:50PM (#40468989) Journal

    The closed-source bootloader is actually only licensed for use on the Raspberry Pi and it runs on the totally undocumented VideoCore hardware, so even if somehow you did manage to get hold of the components you couldn't legally build your own. I suspect it might also require a custom ROM bootloader that's only on the chips supplied to Raspberry Pi too or something.

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