A 7-post collection

3 years ago

And then.... silence


Inland20 National Championship-2016 from Stew and Karen on Vimeo. If you were following the project you'd be forgiven for thinking that it had a died a few months ago. Rest assured, that is f…

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

DIY Sailing Computer Roundup 2016


Whenever I try to explain my hobby project, Mr. Gibbs, to someone I generally get the same response: "wow, that's neat........ but very niche". Of course, they're right, but it wouldn't be a very fun…

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

VisualSail - Now Free & Open Source

gps   visualsail   sailing   replay  

As I mentioned in an earlier post, Mr. Gibbs isn't my first sailing related pet project. My first was a desktop application which recreated 3d replays of sailboat races based on GPS data. It was ca…

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

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…