My final product will be a small model boat (about 3ft long) with all components on board. I want to integrate both a 3 axis Gyro and GPS sensor on board. The gyro will be to detect the force of the waves and determine how much the boat is being pushed off course. The gyro and GPS should be able to determine how far off the boat is being pushed and then be able to correct the course towards the destination.
I have built a small robot that consists of four dc motors. I have the Arduino on board along with the sensor shield on top. This rover is going to be used as a tester for the software and integration before I test it on the boat in the water.
This is my first project using the Arduino, and I am learning C# as I go. I am looking for guidance as to how to integrate these two components on my boat/rover. I barely know how to hook all of these up together.
The GPS unit that I have is: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9436
The Gyro unit I have is: http://store.diydrones.com/ArduIMU_V2_Flat_p/kt-arduimu-20.htm
Any and all guidance is welcome. If anybody has done something similar, your input is appreciated. Thank you!