Started in May 2016 - offered DIY kit for sale. Plan to improve integration and offer complete kits later . Hopefully in 2018
Board + LCD: to be custom-integrated by you.
Kit price: $199 (shipped in continental USA)
Please email me (from contact form) to order.
You will need: Servo with mount , signal cable from board to servo (20 to 22 AWG, 3 wire) , mount board + LCD in your enclosure.
Linear servo option is easy to build but needs $100 in parts:
Or go Cheap&Cheefull with RC servo directly mounted to throttle rod (see pics). With time and DIY skills you can be on the water for as low as $30 for servo side.
Kit components: (video: https://youtu.be/t3PVjQgEE5M )
Main board with GPS
GPS antenna header
USB connector for FW update or logging
LCD and Encoder headers.
8-pin signal connector
Separate power lead (not shown)
Solderable 8-pin aviation connector
Servo connector (3 pin, not shown)
Encoder with cable (plugs into board)
One of 3 LCD options:
1.8” – 42mmx21mm viewable area, polarized, white backlit
2.2” – 48x24mm viewable area, fits in 3.5” gauge, white backlit
3.1” – 71x35mm viewable area, no backlight.
Other SPI-interfaced LCDs possibly could be supported
Optional: 3D printed LCD holder (free) – please ask
7 to 24 volt DC.
6v 4A (adjustable) power regulator onboard for servo.
Supercap RTC backup – immediate GPS startup within 3 hours of power down.
Two digital temperature sensors input.
RPM input: negative coil lead or square 5v
For $50 extra per order – I can customize mounts/size of board to fit your application.
All boards are made manually and per order.
I will accept 90 days returns with no questions asked, and will do my best to support/repair at later stage. Firmware is customizable and updatable.
Planned for 2018+:
Complete unit inside enclosure with servo AND with warranty.
Price: about $370
- Main unit integrated.
- Power and servo cables.
- Active external GPS antenna.
- Linear servo with mount.
- 2 waterproof temperature sensors (air and water).
- 1 year complete warranty with no-fee return.
- Lifetime best-effort support including FW customization.
ps cheaper RC servo is still in works, but from my experience - linear servo is a much better fit.