Hey tech heads,
I've only been using Arduino a few months. I've been learning pretty quickly, but I need advice on a project!
I need to measure the direction of wind using a small custom wind vane, and then get an "intake" pipe to face in that direction. The catch is that the intake pipe (and wind vane) is attached to a hexacopter. As of now, I have a couple ideas in mind. I am using an Arduino Uno.
First off, I was thinking about using the LSM303 digital compass sensor on top of a wind vane (with slip ring so cords don't tangle). A second LSM303 sensor would be attached to a fixed location on a hexacopter. Can I send the output from both of these remotely to an LCD screen so the person flying can see the directions and line them up?
Second idea, I could attach LSM303 sensor to the top of the wind vane. Then attach the "intake" pipe to a continuous rotation servo. I know the position of these cannot be controlled, but could I code the system so the servo stops rotating when the "intake" pipe is lined up with the LSM303 sensor of the wind vane?
Third idea, Have a rotary encoder attached to the wind vane. The rotary encoder could control a small stepper motor that is attached to the intake pipe.
Any help is very appreciated. Thanks everyone.