Fish Pi


The company says: “We are developing a Marine Unmanned Surface Vessel, which will ultimately be able to cross the Atlantic unaided, and take scientific measurements while doing so. The project has been called FishPi.”


The Prototype is expected to run on a core system of;

  • Raspberry Pi – The Raspi will handle all command & control functions. Including navigation, power management, device control, & data logging.
  • Batteries – Electronics, including the propulsion system will run from battery. We expect to use a Lithium-ion polymer cell pack.
  • Solar Power – The batteries will be charged from an onboard solar panel.
  • Drive System – Propulsion is expected to feature a ducted Kort propeller as their design is well suited to low speed and high thrust applications.
  • Communications & Telemetry – Ship-To-Shore communication via satellite. One of the project’s aims is to be able to transmit images back from the FishPi.