Interested in people's experiences in using a Raspberry Pi and OpenPlotter/OpenCPN. We've recently had an out-of-manufacture chartplotter
break and I'm finding the information on the OpenPlotter site slightly confusing/incomplete.
Has anyone managed to get the program to run on a newer Raspberry Pi 4 using the oesENC charts
that you can purchase
Which 12v screens and Pi Cases do members use (probably around 12-14")?
We already have quite a few sensors on board and an AIS
transceiver, all of which are multiplexed on to high-speed RS422 using a TackTick multiplexor and displayed using the chart plotter we're replacing. I'm assuming that the multiplexed data stream will still work
with the new OpenPlotter set up. What High-speed RS422-USB converters do people suggest using?
Currently we have a Garmin
rail-mount GPS antenna
- can anyone suggest a similar USB device compatible for use with the OpenPlotter setup?
I would also like to set up an external rail-mount WiFi antenna
for connecting to Marina WiFi
, and an internal WiFi antenna for the crew to connect to to:
a) share the Marina WiFi
b) share data from OpenPlotter to crew and skipper's smartphones.
Is this possible in OpenPlotter, is it easy to use? Can anyone recommend an external antenna? If we do put Navigation
data on the internal WiFi, are there any recommended 'phone apps for displaying the data?
How useful are the add on boards I can see on sites like Banggood which measure temperature/humidty/pressure and yaw/roll/pitch? Is there an easy to use electronic compass
We are also contemplating buying
in future - does the OpenCPN Radar
well? Does it limit the list of Radars that can be bought.
I'm hoping to use NodeRed and MQTT to set up some reporting of where the boat
has been, engine
hours etc. And extend in future to include fuel
tank statuses, battery
Finally, is there a method of safe shutdown via a GPIO button available? Not sure all our skippers would shutdown the Pi correctly. Even better, a UPS which initiates a save and shutdown on a power loss of greater than say 30 secs.