SteadyPass - DIY boat speed control kit

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few bugs few improvements

Posted by [email protected] on May 8, 2018 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Few bugs fixed, and new PID to be tested.

High hopes!


And once again - i DO plan to have a basic kit available.

Which means with enough elbow grease - you can get surfing for a budget.

PLAN refresher:

1 - Board+LCD kit - you do all the rest

2 - Some mid-level integration kit, probably in a project box.  Tape it on your dash.

3 - Premium integration - 3.5" gauge, servo, brackets, screws and etc.  No additional inventing needed.  But this is beyond 2018

New boards and new plans

Posted by [email protected] on April 15, 2018 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Got new PCBs.  Still in small test quantity, improving power subsystem.
Making friends with coding experience, so expecting to do real testing soon.

Code is stable

Posted by [email protected] on March 28, 2018 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (1)

Got the main bugs out. ready for next testing phase on the water.


Also adding controls for stepper motor. Have a feeling it will be a more robust, and self calibrating solution.  


Step back to move forward

Posted by [email protected] on January 16, 2018 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Sometimes one has to step back to resume progress.

Probably my case.  Testing new code with breadboard proto again in the car.  And so far - so good. Will simplify power delivery too, thru using standard power supplies.



one of key shortfalls identified

Posted by [email protected] on January 14, 2018 at 1:40 AM Comments comments (0)

turns out buffer size was small for GPS parser... 

found how to expand, that should help:)

Still kickin:)

Posted by [email protected] on January 2, 2018 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy new year everyone!


looking for some one with coding to re-write the code.

Will set up with a free working unit in return!

Order background print/cut??

Posted by [email protected] on May 27, 2016 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (3)

Can some one suggest where could I , and even what exactly am I looking for trying to order background with print and nicely cut ro size LCD opening?

Progress

Posted by [email protected] on May 27, 2016 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (2)

2 more kits are in test-hands, to be instaled with linear servo.   If installation works out - I can say we have a recepie for Bowden-Linear setup.  Not the cheapest, but more reliable.

Just powered on my new higher efficiency (less heat) power circuits. Still some testing to do, but seems to work.

Clearly not in time for start of season, but by mid-summer plan to have couple dozen kits available

Meanwhile - enjoy SteadyPass in white


Improving looks or the rear side of unit

Posted by [email protected] on May 15, 2016 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

not final, but getting there.

Here is progress over past 7 months

Decided to clean it up all the way before offering kits.  Yes, taking longer than Ihoped.  But that is why I am offering BOARD with all guts separetely now.  

First proto of servo kit!!

Posted by [email protected] on April 30, 2016 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (2)

First proto kit.  
Now need to try it with some one.  My Mercruiser has a weired carb setup, unlike 99% other.  

Assuming 3D printer bracket holds against the heat - this is easy to kit up and offer!



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