A 8-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

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

Two steps forward, three steps back

pebble   pebblesharp   bluetooth   cloudpebble   mono  

Things were moving along slowly, but smoothly for the 2016 revision of Mr. Gibbs. My newly updated bluetooth stack based on BlueZ 5 was working great with both the pebble and with BLE/Gatt and the Bl…

4 years ago

Mr. Gibbs Bench Demo

gps   raspberry-pi   pebble  

I've had some questions since I put this site/blog up about how much of this project is working vs how much of it is just me "blue skying" ideas for things that I would like it to do. I'm hoping that…

4 years ago

2015 Sailing Season, Prototype Thoughts, and a Bunch of (Bad) Math

sailing   pebble   raspberry-pi   visualsail  

In the above video it you look in the center of the cockpit strapped to the keel you'll see the star of this blog. You'll also note me looking at my watch a lot, that's not a nervous twitch I'd like…

4 years ago

Bluetooth Pairing with .Net/C# BlueZ and dbus

bluetooth   bluez   mono   c#   .net   pebble   linux  

At this point in the project I had a working dbus implementation to use, and it was time to begin actually implement some bluetooth functionality. The first thing I did was to attempt to convert the…

4 years ago

PebbleSharp, Linux, and BlueZ 4

pebble   raspbian   bluez   bluetooth   c#   linux   mono   pebblesharp  

After my initial pilot of a Javascript/phone application written for the pebble to see how the idea worked, I decided to build a solution which would allow me to keep my (relatively) expensive phone o…

4 years ago

It started with a woot

arduino   sailing   pebble   visualsail   cloudpebble  

As many of these hobby projects gone awry do, it started with a sale on a shiny new gadget on I had been eyeballing the pebble smartwatch since they launched several years ago with a very s…