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1  Community / Gigs and Collaborations / Hiring for a small project on: March 22, 2011, 09:36:04 am
I am looking for somebody to help me build something similar to this:

I will purchase all parts necessary, just looking to hire somebody to put this together and code. Looking to have it done in a few weeks. Let me know if you are interested!
2  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Stabilize Images from Camera on Boat on: March 02, 2011, 09:58:17 pm
Thanks for the feedback. I guess I forgot to mention that this is just a model boat.  Its about 4 feet long. 

I found this video online:

Is there a way I can use something like this to create a somewhat stable video feeding back to the computer? Instead of having the camera tilt in the same direction as the gyro, I would have it calculate what angle it needs in order to counteract the pitch/roll/yaw.

Can you help me out with the components I would need in order to build this?
3  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Stabilize Images from Camera on Boat on: March 02, 2011, 09:30:33 pm
I have a project I need some help on. I am putting two cameras on a boat and I want the computer to be able to stabilize the video or images that I take using the camera. My idea so far is to have it read the coordinates of the picture and do a shift of the image either up/down or left/right.  Doing this at a rate of x times per second. 

Do I need motors on the camera to be able to move it? I was going to add a 3-axis gyro on the boat so that it can detect the angle at which it must correct the image.  What other components will I need?

Does anybody know if this has been done before? Is there something that I can work off of rather than start from scratch. This is my first Arduino project and I am learning C# as I go. 
4  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Syntax & Programs / Re: Auto pilot help needed on: January 18, 2011, 02:07:07 pm
I am trying to do something similar with my model boat.  How are you accounting for the waves or wind pushing the boat off course?

I am thinking of using a GPS and 3-axis gyro unit to help determine how much the boat is being pushed and how much it needs to adjust to get back on course.
5  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Interfacing / Re: how to waterproof hardware? on: January 18, 2011, 03:20:47 pm
I am facing this same issue as well.  I am going to be mounting all of my hardware inside a boat. While there is a lid, I don't trust that it will stay upright 100% of the time. For testing, I was thinking of wrapping the board components in a few layers of plastic ziplock bags.  I know its not completely waterproof but should hold a bit if the boat capsizes.  

I don't have any ideas for the other parts. Looking forward to any suggestions as well.
6  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Interfacing / Re: Connecting IMU to ArduinoMEGA on: January 19, 2011, 03:04:00 pm
I have an IMU and a ArduPilot. How do I connect these two?
7  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Interfacing / Re: Integrating GPS and 3 axis Gyro on Boat on: January 20, 2011, 04:10:28 pm
Is there a way for me to integrate the IMU that I have and the ArduPilot or do I need to get the ArdupilotMega?
8  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Interfacing / Re: Integrating GPS and 3 axis Gyro on Boat on: January 19, 2011, 11:59:12 am
I also have a ArduPilot that goes with the gryo...

Any help guys?
9  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Interfacing / Integrating GPS and 3 axis Gyro on Boat on: January 18, 2011, 01:36:20 pm
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:
The Gyro unit I have is:

Any and all guidance is welcome. If anybody has done something similar, your input is appreciated. Thank you!  smiley
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