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Old 14-04-2012, 10:26   #16
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Re: OpenCPN Radar Overlay PlugIn

This is the report I was referring to.

A couple of students in Austria wanted to make a self navigating small yacht, including an anti-collision system.

When they would not get help from the radar manufacturers even when they offered to sign a non disclosure agreement, they went ahead and solved the problem and then published it all in a scientific paper.
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I love their setup to listen to the communication, see the picture below cut from the paper.
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Old 15-04-2012, 12:34   #17
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At 15.00 UTC the tracker shows a coverage of 26%.

Folks, take your time and contribute your grain of salt!

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Hi Hubert,

I had made a donation before the new setup was going. Can you move that to the radar project or in some way count it towards that project?

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Old 15-04-2012, 13:40   #18
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Hi Hubert,

I had made a donation before the new setup was going. Can you move that to the radar project or in some way count it towards that project?

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Sorry, but I'm just a contributor as you are - Dave might be able to move your donation.

BTW: this evening we are at 29% - and it's really not that difficult to move some $$/ to make that subproject fly....
Every coin counts

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Old 15-04-2012, 19:49   #19
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You contribution to the Radar Overlay Project is acknowledged and recorded.

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Re: OpenCPN Radar Overlay PlugIn

Nice idea Dave !

how about implementing raymarine radars later ?
just bought one.... Raymarine RD418D
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Old 18-04-2012, 12:28   #21
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Re: OpenCPN Radar Overlay PlugIn

Great concept! Just kicked in $50 to help make it happen. Thanks for all your efforts Dave et al. in making OpenCPN a first class program.

I currently don't have a specific radar system to support (or a boat for that matter) but am looking forward to that day...

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Old 20-04-2012, 02:19   #22
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Re: OpenCPN Radar Overlay PlugIn

for those that do not follow up the donation tracker:

coverage is now 79% so there is still an effort required to make the project fly.

here you go:

OpenCPN | Official OpenCPN Homepage

and as always, every $/ or what so ever counts...

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Old 21-04-2012, 16:30   #23
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Re: OpenCPN Radar Overlay PlugIn

Thanks Rick & Dave and everyone... pleased to be able to say that we've just put you over the top!. We're big fans of OpenCPN and appreciate all you're doing, and always look forward to opportunities like this to contribute back.

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Re: OpenCPN Radar Overlay PlugIn

So, at target at $1100! Go get one, Dave!

Looking forward to some screenshots from the first beta of the radar plug-in. Don't have a radome myself, yet ... , but will monitor the progress closely.

Keep up the good work!

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Re: OpenCPN Radar Overlay PlugIn

Very, very cool! And all this without much advertising/marketing.

Dave, please also document how you captured and analyzed the Ethernet traffic between radar and MFD. So others can follow your lead and integrate other types of radars.

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Hello Radar Dudes and Dudettes...

Fantastic! Unbelievable response to the OpenCPN Radar Overlay Project.

The combination of Open Source software models and a sharply focused user base is a wonderful thing.....

Our goal has been reached, and the Garmin scanner has been ordered and set for delivery about 25 April. In the meantime, I will start documenting and sharing what I know already about wiring and other interface stuff.

I thank you all for your continuing interest. I will post regular updates on my progress here. Stay tuned.

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Re: OpenCPN Radar Overlay PlugIn

Even if the target has been reached I observe that the amount increases. Maybe the graphical tool at the entrance page makes it more visible and encourages donations. If so, I think it is really good.

Let it remain there!

It is great that the project gets donations and Dave can use the money any way he sees fit.
Maybe later a second radar sensor of a different brand or what ever...

Maybe the text could be altered to "donations for hardware acquisitions" to make the software more versatile, or something like that...
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Hello Radar Dudes and Dudettes...

Fantastic! Unbelievable response to the OpenCPN Radar Overlay Project.

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Congrats on reaching the target. This is an exciting part of the project.

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This is very exciting project.

I see you meet your funding goal. Are you taking donations still? Maybe for a future project?
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OPie91....

Welcome aboard!

We are still accepting donations in order to fund future Radar Overlay projects.

We look forward to your participation.

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