so, im no engineer, although i am university educated, took carpentry and learn fast (im smart) but not familair with the electronics involved in this project. can anyone help explain all the components in the boat and their funtion/cost. like an idiotproof guide explaning how it works.
i have an awesome idea for the physical design, the hull and whatnot. i just need help with the electronics… id like for mine to be able to cross long distances. not neccesarily going to send it to hawaii or africa or anything… but maybe from alaska to cali? along coast?
Ive been absolutly obsessed with the idea of building one of these autonomous boats (motor powered) with possible sail for added power. and ill have powerbanks and solar panels onboard… i was told to go with the ardupilot unit. (is this what i should get?) https://www.ebay.ca/itm/APM-2-8-ArduPilot-Mega-Flight-Controller-Built-in-Compass-with-GPS/173493709627?var=472186223365