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Design of a Remote Controlled Solar Powered Boat

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Yuan Mao Huang, Jen Chun Hush, Kuo-Juei Wang

National Taiwan University

Paper No. IMECE2006-14255, pp. 51-59; 9 pages
  • ASME 2006 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Innovations in Engineering Education: Mechanical Engineering Education, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department Heads
  • Chicago, Illinois, USA, November 5 – 10, 2006
  • Conference Sponsors: Mechanical Engineering Education, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department Heads
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4781-0 | eISBN: 0-7918-3790-4
  • Copyright © 2006 by ASME


This study presents design and fabrication of a remote controlled solar powered boat. Three-dimensional software Solid Works is used to construct the hull of the boat. The performance of solar cells is investigated, and an electric circuit is designed. After the conceptual design, the allocations of a DC motor, a paddle, an acceleration servo, a direction servo, solar cells and a battery are designed. The hull of the boat is fabricated by using foaming resin, all components are installed and a prototype of the remote controlled solar powered boat is fabricated. The boat is tested for speed, and the performance of the acceleration, deceleration and turning is acceptable.

Copyright © 2006 by ASME
Topics: Design , Solar energy , Boats



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