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Home-made chart plotter

Postby Silkie » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:53 pm

Thought that building a few of these might be a useful sideline for Nick during periods when it's a bit quiet on LOTRO.

[youtube]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=t3qmR3kYYK0[/youtube]

He says it "needs only 2w of energy" and I see a label marked 5v so I presume the board draws 400ma which sounds pretty impressive although you have (one has :) ) still to add a display device and GPS thingy.
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Re: Home-made chart plotter

Postby wully » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:01 pm

Already goat wann ae they plotters on mah fone :mrgreen:

Vas ist ine Beagle Board? Can ye get them in Argos?

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Re: Home-made chart plotter

Postby Aja » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:34 pm

I'm waiting to get my hands on a Raspberry Pi....

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Re: Home-made chart plotter

Postby ubergeekian » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:23 am

Silkie wrote:He says it "needs only 2w of energy" and I see a label marked 5v so I presume the board draws 400ma which sounds pretty impressive although you have (one has :) ) still to add a display device and GPS thingy.


There might be some scope with the Raspberry Pi as well. It's a similar sort of thing: credit card sizes, ARM processor ... and only $35 for the posh version, which has 256MB RAM and an ethernet port. It runs Ubuntu Linux, so all that's needed is a port of OpenCPN and the necessary libraries.

www.raspberrypi.org
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