26 May 2016
The setup of the Yamaha F9.9 engine - I replaced the Yamaha 703 control box with a
mounted equivalent and some custom electronics, and linked the engine to the tiller
a rudder angle sensor for good measure)
26 May 2016
This article is 500 words of rant, covering in excruciating detail the five computers
I destroyed or discarded before settling on a sixth that actually works - a Raspberry
Pi 3 with some UUGear hubs. Likely nothing of interest here unless you're
installing a low-power computer in a vehicle and need lots of USB devices.
29 Jan 2016
Power switching I've had this installed for about a year now and it's
working very well, so I'm finally prepared to go public - while there are a few
changes I would make, the system works. I've previously outlined the broad design
goals. This one will focus on the implementation. I wanted every circuit
to be switchable manually or from a computer, and to be able...
05 Jul 2015
Design Overview I gather there are two approaches to boat electrics,
minimal and complex. It's fair to say I've gone for complex. I had several goals at
the start of this project. I want to be able to get as much data
as possible in an open format and crunch it. At the time that meant NMEA0183,
as the protocol was easy to work with (and extend) with relatively ...
31 Mar 2015
This article is turning into a bit of a long story. It was originally published
on 31st March 2015, but there are lots of updates since then. Check the bottom for
new content. Latest update is 7th September 2015 Part of the fun here
is playing with new technologies, which includes Lithium Batteries. As any fule
know those are the ones that explode, are horrendously expe...