BAREBOAT NECESSITIES


DYI project of building a marine computer, a boat LTE/WiFi gateway, and a cockpit chartplotter display from easily obtainable and affordable components. This boat electronics project includes:
  • Waterproof marine touch screen HDMI display

  • GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo) receiver

  • Sensors for orientation (gyroscope, accelerometer, compass via IMU)

  • AIS radar

  • Environment temperature, barometric pressure, humidity sensors

  • Connections to the boat instruments such as wind, depth, speed, AIS via NMEA 0183 serial ports

  • Boat LTE / 4G Gateway, network storage

  • Boat WiFi hotspot and a router with WiFi extender and a long range waterproof WiFi antenna

  • Optional autopilot integration, rudder angle sensor

  • Other NMEA devices, engine/battery status, bilge pump monitoring, etc

  • Optional air mouse with a wireless keyboard and a touchpad

  • Lightning EMI sensor and alarm

  • RTL-SDR for weather fax, NavTex, satellite weather, AIS, RTL 433, morse code decoder, etc

  • Boat IoT Integration via MQTT

  • Music Player

  • Can be used with Iridium Satellite Modems

  • Can be used for processing transmissions received from SSB radio via audio interface

  • Variety of options of using wireless handheld devices such as smart phones and tablets to connect to boat systems via WiFi and bluetooth. There are many marine applications available for smart phones and tablets.

The boat computer is connected to the waterproof HDMI touchscreen in the cockpit.

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