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Mastering BeagleBone Robotics by Richard Grimmett

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Chapter 8. Measuring Wind Speed – Integrating Analog Sensors

Now your sailboat knows where it is, and you can control the rudder and sail; you'll now want to do some actual sailing. But because you don't have an onboard power source, you're going to rely on the wind for your power. To do this, you'll need some way of sensing both the direction as well as the strength of the wind.

In this chapter, you'll learn the following things:

  • Connecting an analog wind sensor to the BeagleBone Black
  • Using the BeagleBone Black analog-to-digital converter to read the value of the wind speed
  • Some of the basics of sailing so that you can sail in almost any direction

Connecting an analog wind speed sensor

Since you are going to use wind as your power source, you'll need ...

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