Want to fly a drone from your boat? Our friends at Slowboat.com share their tips from many hours of flying drones up and down the Inside Passage from Olympia, Washington to Sitka, Alaska.
With the huge network I have on Grace, capturing everything that is going on in a useful form is sometimes difficult. For individual trips, I usually grab the track points off of my Raymarine or take a screen shot to remember things by. While at anchor or at the dock, it’s harder to gather info […]
I’ve been flying quadcopters, more commonly now called drones, for about 5 years. Early on they were more of a fun hobby to try to learn, and less about quality pictures and video. In the last few years, that has completely changed, and you can now find drones in use for legit movies and photography […]
Northwest boater and engineer Steve Roberts turned his yacht into an ever-evolving electronics laboratory. Datawake was years in the making and is outfitted with endless gadgets including a ham radio, milling machine, 3D printer, Raspberry Pi and Arduino based systems for data collection, along with endless tools for tinkering. She even has a kitty litter box equipped […]
Each time we have a regional weather routing project to work on, I have to stop and remind myself about what data are available, and what are the specs. By specs I mean how often and when is the weather prediction model run, when are the data available after that, how far out does its […]
I’ve had an Amazon Echo at home for some time and love it. It is used mostly for controlling our Philips Hue lighting (15 different zones/lights) and our Sonos sound system, plus a bunch of scenarios and other home automation niceties. I’ve been wanting an Echo Dot for Grace but missed out on the original […]
So Sonar was my sticking point. I wanted to get something down at the lower con that gave me depth. My first thought was just putting in another Depth sounder, this would be nice for redundancy, but even a really chap unit was a couple hundred with transducer, and I would have to figure out […]