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At the faire: Building sailboats equipped with electronic systems for autonomous navigation

Posted on 16 Sep 2014

Building sailboats

Luis Gomes is a researcher and associate professor at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculty of Sciences and Technology and Filipe Moutinho is a researcher at UNINOVA.

They have a couple of 1 meter long sailboats (replicas of America’s Cup initially built for remote control) where they introduced an Arduino and simple instrumentation devices (electronic compass, GPS, annemometer) enabling autonomous navigation from one point to another, as if they boats were in a regatta competition.

There’s plenty of water around the Maker Faire Lisbon, just saying.

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