Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The First Post

Welcome to the first post of the CMU Cooperative Robotic Watercraft (crw-cmu) blog.

At the time of writing we have completed two boats:

Boat 1:

Boat 1 was constructed with a balsa wood hull that was coated in fibreglass. It uses a brushless motor to run and is steered by a steering servo on the rear.

Boat 2:

Boat 2 was constructed using insulation foam. Two pieces of insulation foam were glued together to make a hull that was 4" high. This foam was cut using hot wire. The foam was then sanded and painted before being coated in a protective (and glossy) resin. The boat is powered by a larger fan than boat one. Instead of using two out-of-water rudders to control the boat the entire fan is rotated using a servo.

Boats 3, 4 and 5 are in some stages of production. Hopefully we can post more photos soon.

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