A 5-post collection

4 years ago

At Long last, a totally successful test sail.

pebble   blend-micro   raspberry-pi   bluetooth  

Finally after 2 months of fiddling I was able to have a successful sail where everything worked. The Wind vane, Gibbs, and the Pebble, all working in harmony. It's been a rough few weeks as I change…

4 years ago

Gibbs 2.0 - On the water again

blend-micro   sailing   bluetooth   enclosure  

Mr Gibbs 2.0 had his 2nd shot at the water again last weekend, with a little more success this time. The crows nest: In Situ First, the good news. All the functionality we had in 1.0/2015 is w…

4 years ago

Mr. Gibbs 2.0 first sail, miserable failure...and regatta recap

sailing   gps   ble   blend-micro   pebble  

Well it's a good thing I wasn't relying upon Mr. Gibbs to navigate the ocean! The system had some issues, to say the least. The bad news is I didn't get to gather any usable data over the weekend, a…

4 years 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…

4 years ago

Bluetooth Low Energy with C#, BlueZ 5 and Mono

mono   ble   bluetooth   blend-micro   dbus   bluez   gatt  

The major change from Mr. Gibbs 2015 to 2016 is the rewrite of all the bluetooth calls to support BlueZ 5. It sure seems like a lot of work just to be on the latest version number, and indeed, there…