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pypilot is a free software autopilot. To form a working autopilot you need both software and hardware components.

pypilot is free software and can run on a variety of hardware:

  1. tinypilot - minimal power consumption, small lcd, remote control, raspberry pi zero w
  2. openplotter - full chart plotter, raspberry pi
  3. used successfully on different orange pi boards running ubuntu

It is recommended to try pypilot using either tinypilot or openplotter but it is possible to run pypilot on many platforms.

There are 4 supported control interfaces:

  1. python gui works on linux, eg: openplotter

More guides

  1. motor controller different controller options
  2. rudder drive motor How to drive the rudder
  3. upgrade software upgrade without losing settings
  4. pypilot scripts directly running pypilot from commandline
  5. calibration - required for correct operation
  6. tuning gains - improve performance
  7. mounting hardware - correctly mount the hardware in the boat
  8. weather sensors - usb sensors with optional display

The autopilot has worked successfully sailing hundreds of miles on s/v alexandra as well as reported successful on more than a dozen other vessels including boats with hydraulic pumps, and heavy steel cruising boats.

start.txt · Last modified: 2022/04/19 16:55 by seandepagnier