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by smartcom
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: NMEA0183 to WiFi device coming up on Kickstarter
Replies: 5
Views: 9580

Re: NMEA0183 to WiFi device coming up on Kickstarter

I'm glad the device worked for you, but I do not work by spreading doubt - - just what I've learned from being involved in marine electronics and computers for about 35 years. If we could make it cheaper we definitely would, as we started this as an enabler for the app for our TeamSurv project (http...
by smartcom
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: NMEA0183 to WiFi device coming up on Kickstarter
Replies: 5
Views: 9580

Re: NMEA0183 to WiFi device coming up on Kickstarter

Yes, you can do that if you want. Just note that electrically RS232 is not the same as NMEA0183, so it may may not work: NMEA uses a different voltage range and is a differential signal whereas RS232 just uses a single data wire and the electrical ground. NMEA is also opto-isolated on the receive si...
by smartcom
Tue May 30, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: NMEA0183 to WiFi device coming up on Kickstarter
Replies: 5
Views: 9580

Re: NMEA0183 to WiFi device coming up on Kickstarter

Just to let people know, this is going live tomorrow (the 31st) at 0800PDT / 1100EDT / 1600BST.
There will be a limited number of devices for just £50/$65 each.
As soon as it goes live, there will be a link to the Kickstarter page from http://www.nmeatools.com
Tim
by smartcom
Sat May 13, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: NMEA0183 to WiFi device coming up on Kickstarter
Replies: 5
Views: 9580

NMEA0183 to WiFi device coming up on Kickstarter

People may be interested in a new project coming up on Kickstarter for a new, low cost NMEA0183 to Wi-Fi gateway device.
Have a look at www.nmeatools.com for more information, and the chance to wn one in a prize draw.
Tim
by smartcom
Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Help create better charts
Replies: 0
Views: 3913

Help create better charts

TeamSurv, the crowd sourced charting project, is looking for more boats to participate. All you need is a GPS and a depth sounder, it costs nothing and takes very little of your time. Whilst we welcome you wherever you are, we are particularly interested at the moment in boats in the following areas...
by smartcom
Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Better charts for the West coast
Replies: 0
Views: 4068

Better charts for the West coast

TeamSurv, the crowd sourced charting project, is looking for more boats to participate. All you need is a GPS and a depth sounder, it costs nothing and takes very little of your time. Whilst we welcome you wherever you are, we are particularly interested at the moment in boats on the West coast of S...
by smartcom
Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: TeamSurv featured by the BBC
Replies: 1
Views: 1901

TeamSurv featured by the BBC

TeamSurv, the crowd sourced charting project, was featured by the BBC - you can see it online here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26231350 . We're always looking for more boats to participate, so if it seems interesting go to http://www.teamsurv.eu and sign up. Tim Thornton
by smartcom
Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Stuff Wanted
Topic: Plastic Fantastic Sextant
Replies: 7
Views: 9275

Re: Plastic Fantastic Sextant

Or there are a few sites telling you how to make a sextant out of a spare CD, such as http://www.zetatalk3.com/docs/Navigatio ... d_2004.pdf
by smartcom
Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Stuff Wanted
Topic: Plastic Fantastic Sextant
Replies: 7
Views: 9275

Re: Plastic Fantastic Sextant

The maths isn't too difficult, but it is one of those things you need to repeat often enough to get into the swing of it. Or you could make life easier by using a tool like WinAstro (http://www.winastro.com), which saves the cost of annual tables too. For time, any digital watch is likely to be accu...

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