Good morning campers! I’m a Newbie to this community and a Simpleton to electronics! I’m not afraid to take on a challenging project though.
My father gave me a model ship that he bought 30 years ago as a kit for £2,000. He never even started it. Naturally, technology has moved on dramatically since then and I have plans to take full advantage of that. However, although my modelling skills are good, my electronics skills are non-existent. I’m hoping you guys can help steer me in the right direction.
The idea of creating a custom dashboard on my iPad to control all the features on the ship is exactly what I had in mind before I saw the Cayenne system. Here is a list of the features I want to control.
The two pairs of propellers, two aft and two forward, mounted in nacelles that turn through 180 degrees.
The crane, turn, jib, raise and lower.
Diving bell with divers, LED welding simulator, and tiny aquarium stone to produce fine bubbles.
Four water monitors with servos to independently control direction.
Helicopter with motor, lights and sound.
Rotating radar scanner.
Smoke generator for exhaust stacks.
Two anchors raise and lower.
Sensor to activate bilge pump and alarm in the event of a leak.
Full lighting throughout the ship.
And, importantly, automatic and manual control. Automatic would follow a preset sequence.
Adventurous? Probably, but I’m not afraid of that.