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ArduBoat for Newbies?

(Aydan Kool) #1

Hey all,

I’m new to these forums and this community in general, but I recently decided to create an autonomous boat for a project that I am working on. I have been reading up on some instructables pages on how others have made some, but I was wondering if there were any “newbie friendly” guides on ArduBoat?

I am mainly focusing on the software for the moment (so the programming and coding for the autonomy of the boat), and because I don’t have a very strong coding background, I am not too sure where to start. Does anyone know what would be the best start point for someone like me?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!


(David Boulanger) #2

The rover code works very well for boats. Its more about picking a good boat for the application you wish to use it for.

(Jeff) #3

Hi Aydan,

I agree with David… unless you’re planning to do something very specialized, you shouldn’t need to do any programming or coding to get an autonomous boat up and running using ardupilot with the rover firmware.

Going through the ‘first time setup’ docs for a ground-based rover should be enough for you to get started:

(Aydan Kool) #4

Awesome. Will check that out! Thank you both!