Nathan

Sanding….

Sanding….

I’ve now glued the balsa hull down onto a flat sheet of plywood. I plan on making the hull in a slightly different way to how racing sparrow hulls are completed. Firstly I’ve given the hull increased girth (I have […]

So……

So……

It’s been around 1 and a 1/2 years since my last post. Crikey, time flies. It was never my intention to stop researching and building Auton but life gets busy sometimes! I got married nearly 2 years ago and we […]

Windyty

Windyty

On my various travels around the internet I sometimes stumble across really useful websites. The one I’m sharing today is windyty.com. It’s a beautiful website that visualises the current and future predictions for the wind forecast amongst other things such […]

OS Options

I’ve been investigating what OS to run on the Raspberry Pi, I’ve been looking for one that has an up to date kernel yet not come with all the bloat. The one I’m looking at the moment is called Minibian, […]

Snoopy sets sail

Snoopy sets sail

As things are going a little slow on the Autonboat front I thought i’d post a little bit of news on the Sloopy boat. It’s creator, Rob Lovelock has recently set the little boat on it’s journey to the US. […]

New Raspberry Pi A+ Released

The fine folks at the Raspberry Pi towers have today announced a freshly baked Pi in the form of the A+. The A+ is a revamp of the A, not only is it cheaper and smaller but it pack more GPIO […]

Progress Photos

Progress Photos

As promised i thought I’d upload a few photos of the hull with now complete strip planking. Next step is to continue with the sanding. I’ll be glueing the hull down to the flat surface, creating a small lip around […]

Progress

Hello, This project is still going, its just been going at a snails pace. However i have had some spare time this past week and so i’ve carried on with the strip planking (still worries me how dodgy that sounds). […]

An update!!

An update!!

Yes, you may think your dreaming but i’ve actually had the time to post an update! An update to show there has actually been some progress!! First up the news regarding Autonboat and it’s progress. I’ve continued with the most […]

Testing the GPS Module

Testing the GPS Module

I’ve been playing around with the GPS module today (Ublox NEO-M6) and thought i’d post some information on it. I’ve started with the standard Rasbian Wheezy image and got everything booted up.