Full Size Remote Control Boat

Here is a fun project I did for a client that needed a way to safely crash a boat for a test.  I used an inexpensive model RC transmitter and receiver, two robotics motor controllers, a linear actuator, a DC gear motor, distance sensor, sprockets and chain, and come custom brackets to make a 23 foot fishing boat remote controlled!  Since the boat was going to be crashed, I didn’t spend too much effort making things super nice, but it all worked well enough for their test.  Here is a quick video of the components and how they work:

 

 

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