January 8, 2014 by 

[Jack], a mechanical engineer, loom builder, and avid sailor wanted an autopilot system for his 1983 Robert Perry Nordic 40 sailboat with more modern capabilities than the one it came with. He knew a PC-based solution would work, but it was a bit out of reach. Once his son showed him an Arduino, though, he was on his way. He sallied forth and built this Arduino-based autopilot system for his sloop, the Wile E. Coyote. Full article here: Arduino controlled sailboat

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Comment by John Githens on January 8, 2014 at 9:11am

Great name for the sloop. :-)  The accomplishment is now noted on this page, even though a human is still very much in the loop.

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on January 8, 2014 at 9:31am


I believe that his design is overkill in relation to using two Arduino Megas. He actually reinvented the wheel and could have used an APM. The real effort went into building the interface between the navigation processor and the rudder:-)

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Comment by AKRCGUY on January 8, 2014 at 9:46am

Don't take that in your carry on...;)

Comment by Brent Alderton on January 8, 2014 at 3:57pm

lol ^


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