Idea taken from here
I have finally finished my boogie board boat build.
The box I used was from amazon its 26.5x17x13cm
The board was a morey cruiser 42.5 from amazon.
It uses two T200 thrusters from bluerobotics
I bought a bag of cable glands with various sizes from amazon
I printed some mounts for the motors from thingiverse.
Here is a folder that has all the part that are listed here for the boogie board that @rmackay9 had used. I decided to just print 8 of the large round parts to act as washers between the foam, mainly because I couldn’t print the large rectangles on my printer. Everything is attached using M5 bolts as that is what that case comes with threaded inserts installed. I plan on making a 4S battery from Li-ion cells not sure about capacity, just depends on how many I can fit in the space I have left. I have also thought about making another smaller case attached to house the battery as I still need to install the DST-2 and the transducer
Most of the electrical components (battery monitor, RFD900X, 2-5.25volt 3amp BEC, 1-12volt 3amp bec, two 35amp blheli-32 ESC) are located under the carbon fiber plate to help reduce noise and interference with compasses and such. Seems to really help. Using a cube black with mini carrier board, here v1 GPS through serial, Emlid Reach RTK original had a few of them left from other projects, RPI 4 1GB with UAVCast for 4g telem and video, I have also installed an mrobotics can node (which FYI they are 50% off and work amazingly well once bootloader and software are upgraded) so I can still install a range finder and or many other serial devices over can. I still need to figure out a nice way to mount a camera with a dome and the reach rtk antenna.
I am using the RFD900x running s. bus passthrough with yaapu telemetry on X9D+ but also would like to have a back-up receiver such as a FRsky L9R in case things go wrong with rfd or we are not in cell coverage. is it possible to hook up a L9R receiver to a serial output?
I was looking at the pinout of the DST-2 it has CANH and CANL instead of hooking the DST-2 up to serial could I possibly use a can node and can, not sure if any of this is in ap_periph stuff.
Picture taken from @oaamaas from here
Unfortunately any water here has long been frozen over and the university pool is closed for the holidays so I will have to wait to test this out properly, guess I should have made it an air powered boat so it could go on snow!!! I may make it air powered swappable for aquatic environments that are full of vegetation as these props can easily get jammed up.