A 5-post collection

10 months ago

BLE Wind Vane Assembly

ble   blend-micro   anemometer   raspberry-pi   raspberry-pi-zero  

With the main Mr. Gibbs assembly mostly worked out and waterproof, I set my sights on the wind vane this evening. The mount for the wind vane is intended to clamp on the top of my mast. It is ma…

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…

a year ago

Raspberry Pi Zero (somebody is making a killing on adapters).

raspberry-pi   raspberry-pi-zero  

I was perusing my local MicroCenter website today for something unrelated, and as has become habit, ran a quick query for Pi Zeros before closing the tab. Sure enough... time for a lunch break! I…