A 4-post collection

a year ago

Final Prototype Assembly

bluez   bluetooth   gatt   accelerometer   compass   raspbian   raspberry-pi  

With the first regatta of 2016 only 2 weeks away, I'm finally getting the latest revision of Mr. Gibbs to the point where it's ready to actually throw on the boat and sail. The major development of l…

a year ago

Pi Zero Hardware Refresh, Wind Vane, and New Plugins.

raspberry-pi   raspberry-pi-zero   i2c   uart   accelerometer  

The biggest change for the 2016 prototype is the change from the Raspberry Pi 2, to the Pi Zero. This change does a number of beneficial things such as lowering overall cost, increasing battery life,…

a year ago

Waterproof enclosure for the Raspberry Pi Zero

raspberry-pi-zero   gps   accelerometer   enclosure   ssd1306  

After much shopping and deliberation on form factor and case, I came to the conclusion that nothing I have is going to work. My criteria are it has to be extremely waterproof, durable, small, readi…

a year ago

2016 Hardware Updates

raspberry-pi   raspberry-pi-zero   gps   accelerometer   i2c   uart  

Left: 2016 version mockup (so much room for activities!), Right: 2015 version. I finally gathered up some of the more elusive parts, so it's time to start assembling the 2016 version of the Mr. Gibbs…