Before we go any further the boat is twenty inches in length, so we talking about a drone really but we should not take anything away from the task at ahead for the FishPi. The plan is to build this craft from a model boat, add the Raspberry Pi computer, web camera and a 130 W solar panel to the model boat with the view of guiding it across the Atlantic Ocean, what do you think its chances are?
Here are a couple of questions with answers on the FishPi from the projects website;
What is FishPi? We are developing a Marine Unmanned Surface Vessel, which will ultimately be able to cross the Atlantic unaided, and take scientific measurements while doing so. The project has been called FishPi.
Why FishPi? FishPi has been dreamt up in response to the Raspberry Pi. We wanted to do something that went outside of the normal bounds of conventional thinking, used the capabilities of the RPi, and that would ultimately pave the way to an educational program.