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[API DATA] How to use FairWind APIs to interact with boat data

The Fairwind system permits the simplified use of the navigation data that ,as they are transmitted by the sensors ,are formatted in a JSON structure which can be called as a whole, allowing to have a snapshot of all NMEA sentences, both of the sequences necessary to the developer.

To use the API's first lauch the Fairwind system!

In the case of development can be launched through the dedicated player's interface a log file appropriately present to simulate the use on NMEA sentences.


[PEBBLE WATCH] How to write an App for display Data on Pebble Watch

Pebble Watch is a wearable device of new generation very cheap but with enormous advantages for sailors .

This is because at the moment is the only programmable smartwatch have a longer battery and waterproof system (up to 5 atm).

The following guide allows you to write a simple application using the library Javascript simple.js for the use of the data provided by the system OSP .

1 ) First you have to register to the site

2 ) Create a new project using the Simple.js library


[FAIRWIND] How to setup the FairWind system on UDOO (or Ubuntu system)

Finally it was time to try the system really FairWind!

This tutorial explains how to prepare the operating system and install the system on our FairWind Udoo (or any version of operating system Ubuntu-like).

Obviously, the steps may seem a bit difficult and not available to everyone.

If you fail don't despair! A day will come out a image for Udoo ready to use!

For those who do not want to wait or want to challenge themselves in this tutorial follow the steps:

1) Open the Terminal


[UDOO KERNEL] How to recompile Udoobuntu kernel

The S.O. of UDOO is based totally on the Ubuntu distribution. To increase the performance of the board has been chosen in the design phase by engineers Udoo to keep a few modules in the kernel of the image to make it as light as possible.

To adapt our external tools or simply use the serial converters via the USB ports you need to recompile the kernel for adding the parts that we can serve.

Recompiling the kernel linux is not a simple task for newbies of operating system's. I'll try to write all the steps needed in a detailed and simple mode.


[OPENCPN] How to install OpenCPN on UDOO (udoobuntu)

OpenCPN is a powerful open-source software (which also requires a lot of resources software / hardware). To take full advantage of the capabilities of our UDOO when this is the recommended procedure to be carried out for the installation of OpenCPN performance.

The decision to use the UDOO is not desired at random by our team. Our laboratory works closely with the engineers and developers on the ad in order to improve and solve, as you encounter technical difficulties both in terms of hardware and software.

To install OpenCPN on udoobuntu