- Created: Saturday, 29 August 2020 15:03
- Last Updated: Thursday, 31 October 2013 11:21
- Written by Armin
What is BASV?
BASV is our new friday afternoon project (or spare evening/weekend hours). We want to create an Autonomous Surface Vehicle, so BASV stands for BerkelaarMRT Autonomous Surface Vehicle. In fact it can be seen as a robot-sailboat. On this blog you can find our success (failures?) of this project.
The inspiration for the project comes from some previous work. During Graduation we (Wiebe&Armin) build a Quadrotor UAV. On the internet we saw a lot of different projects with autonomous vehicle when we saw SCOUT transatlantic we decided we also want to build something similar. A big difference is we intend to harness the power of the wind.
There are some different projects on the internet which are very interresting (random order):
"Build a sailing vehicle which can autonomously follow waypoints."
This means developing:
- wing sail
- sailing logic
- waypoint following