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

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 drinkypoo (153816) <martin.espinoza@gmail.com> on Wednesday June 27, 2012 @12:49PM (#40468977) Homepage Journal

    Drug runner are much better of using onboard human brain power getting updates over FM radio.

    The premise is that if you use robots you can spam them. Drugs are cheap where they are produced, some of them amazingly so. People are cheap too, but getting them to where you want them isn't necessarily. If you can build lots of small smuggling drones with toy technology and then spam your target with them, and have them receive-only until they are near their destination, there's no reason why they should be easily detected. The same is true, of course, of fleets of autonomous bombs.

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