DIY Raspberry Pi Powered Underwater Drone

By on February 27, 2019
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“After buying a lot of useful (and not very useful) stuff, I began to think what kind of project should I start. Finally I came to the conclusion that there are a lot of flying and driving drones, but it’s not about underwater drones (ha ha, but as I understand now, I was terribly wrong then).”

Maker Ievgenii Tkachenko shared on website the design process, development and assembling operation of his underwater drone prototype powered by Raspberry Pi.

Ievgenii‘s underwater drone uses a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B sbc, Pi camera module and SparkFun Triple Axis Accelerometer and Gyro Breakout – MPU-6050.

“Among the variety of controllers I’ve chosen Raspberry Pi 3B. I would not recommend Arduino-like boards for this project, because it won’t manage such a complex task, as it is necessary to control at least 4 motors, diodes, gyroscope, send video stream from the camera and at the same time receive and process commands from control devices. Raspberry Pi 3B comes with built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet for RJ-45 connector, what will undoubtedly help you with all these operations.”

For moving the drone he chose the N2830/2212 1000KV motors because are powerful enough, and them have a second axis so you can use 2 propellers.

For further information about the underwater drone you can watch the demonstrative video below or jump to the website.

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