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pypilot is an open source marine autopilot.

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Finally, a liberated autopilot!

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seandepagnier at gmail dot com


I recommend "pypilot" in the subject to avoid spam filter.

Also consider a donation as this is free software. Donations are greatly appreciated and enable me to experiment with new sensors or hardware and create future projects. I am hoping to build a free software sonar and much more

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Setup


Openplotter image

Openplotter can be used with any raspberry pi. pypilot is included in openplotter, you just need imu sensors and a motor controller.

Tinypilot image

Disk images

Current tinypilot-18062018.img.xz

Previous tinypilot-28022018.img.xz

This image is compressed with xz and first must be extracted.

With linux, you can extract with unxz then write the image, or use xzcat directly. be sure to replace /dev/sda with device of sdcard,

        xzcat tinypilot-18062018.img.xz | dd of=/dev/sda bs=4M
      
For windows, try winrar or 7zip to extract.

See the raspberry documentation for writing disk images.

Tinypilot is a special linux distribution based on tinycore linux This is more stable than openplotter and light weight running out of ram. It works well on the single core raspberry zero and zero-W, but can also work on any raspberry pi.

Requires inertial sensors, preferably mpu9255 or mpu9250. Optional to connect a nokia5110 LCD display to the spi pins, and to use a 4 or 5 button keypad wire to gpio. Also an optional IR sensor on GPIO pin 4 can be used by any TV remote.

I am traveling until mid july 2017. You can still place an order but I won't get to it right away, or simply check back by mid-july.

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