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Sensor Options Being Used


(Peter Graven) #1

Curious what other sensors people are using with the Raspberry Pi/Pixhawk configuration… we have a temp and pressure… but we are looking to take our ROV out to dive shipwrecks… so what are people adding? Curiosity this Saturday night.


(Tim Pierce) #2

So far I’ve added a larger compass with GPS for logging initial surface position. I plan on adding a proximity sensor sonar next. I’d like to add a real sonar and an acoustic positioning transponder, but so far none of those exist in a diy inexpensive form.

Someday I might want to see if I can mount a metal detecting coil far enough from the ROV motors to actually be useful, but that might require the bigger rov, which needs bigger thrusters.


(Peter Graven) #3

Which GPS unit are you using?


(Tim Pierce) #4

This one, but with a black case https://www.amazon.com/Beitian-NEO-M8N-HMC5883L-Compass-Protective/dp/B01EH3819W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489939956&sr=8-1-spons