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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 Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 27, 2012 @11:58AM (#40468271)
    Shouldn't this be an article of after they built it and it about to leave on it's trip? I could say hey I'm creating a rocket launch system and rocket guidance system using Raspberry Pi that will take my hamster not only into near earth orbit but also using GPS and compass gliding back to earth to my backyard all caught on it's internal camera. Oh and it's all solar powered. Call it RocketPi. Come on.... Anyone can start building anything wait for it ready to be tested before everyone goes ape over it.
  • Re:Weekly Post (Score:0, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 27, 2012 @12:09PM (#40468405)

    Don't be a downer. The ideas being brought about becuase of the Raspberry Pi really are that awesome.

    Maybe you should stop consuming for a minute and start building!

  • Re:Weekly Post (Score:4, Insightful)

    by chispito ( 1870390 ) on Wednesday June 27, 2012 @12:14PM (#40468467)

    Ah yes, the weekly Raspberry Pi post.

    One post a week is really that bad?

  • Re:Weekly Post (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Baloroth ( 2370816 ) on Wednesday June 27, 2012 @12:36PM (#40468789)

    Build something from other various products. How is hobby building anything more than consumerism?

    Other than they both involved buying stuff, in just about every possible way. For one thing, hobby building usually requires thinking, innovation, and creativity, as well as re-use and a ton of other stuff consumerism finds absolutely abhorrent.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 27, 2012 @01:09PM (#40469243)

    Should have been called "Life of Pi"

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