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Arduino Robotics by Harald Molle, Josh Adams, John-David Warren

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Chapter 9. RoboBoat

This chapter will focus on the construction of a model catamaran (RoboBoat) that is guided by a GPS autopilot. The RoboBoat will follow a pre-programmed path that is selected by you, and created using Google Earth.

My motivation for this project came from a totally different direction: scuba diving. I have been addicted to this hobby for nearly 30 years now, and during this time I have always tried to combine sports and technical issues. This sometimes led to some weird underwater electronics, like LED lamps, waterproof laser pointers, homebrew diving computers, electronically controlled tank-filling equipment, and so on...

The idea for a robot boat was born on an expedition to a lake in the north Italian Alps that was 7500 ft ...

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