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Mastering BeagleBone Robotics by Richard Grimmett

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Chapter 6. A Robot that Can Sail

You've built robots that can navigate on land; now let's look at some amazingly cool possibilities for utilizing the tools to build some robots that dazzle the imagination. You don't want to limit your robotic possibilities to just walking or rolling. You might want your robot to sail. In this chapter, you'll see how to build a robot that can sail the open sea, or at least your local park's pond.

In this chapter, you will build the basic sailing platform. To do this, you will learn the following:

  • Using the BeagleBone Black to control servos directly
  • Communicating with your platform via long range RF signals so that you can retain control of your robotic sailboat

The BeagleBone Black and robots that can sail

Now that ...

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