After completing the boat's electrical base, I began testing different paper chassis designs for driven propellers and paddlewheels. I used the dashboard joystick to control the motors wirelessly while noting each boat's performance. The paddlewheels use servos driven by the Adafruit Servo FeatherWing while the propellers use DC motors driven by the Adafruit Stepper + DC Motor FeatherWing.
Aside from the boat project, I have been working with Jill to get these designs in RoCo and also helping her with the robotic cars. Next week, I will design and test a rudder steering mechanism.