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Pi on a Boat

Tue Jul 05, 2022 6:21 pm

Check out my setup using raspberry pi, bbn os, pypilot, opencpn, etc on my sailboat


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Re: Pi on a Boat

Thu Sep 22, 2022 1:46 am

There is a new release (2022-09-20) now based on Bullseye arm64:

Bareboat Necessities OS - Raspberry Pi OS-based Marine Linux built for boats.
BBN OS is completely free and opensource. Free downloadable SD card image.

Download: https://github.com/bareboat-necessities ... n/releases

Main features:
  • GPS, compass (via IMU), AIS support
  • NMEA networks integration, multiplexing, SignalK and plugins, dashboards
  • Chartplotting (OpenCPN and plugins, AvNav), Navigation, Waypoints
  • Touchscreen support (zoom gestures, right-click emulation), on-screen touch keyboard
  • Weather forecasts (GRIBs, etc), weather routing, climatology packages, planning
  • Autopilot (PyPilot needs additional free motor controller)
  • IoT (NodeRed, MQTT), Sensors (i2c, etc)
  • Homeassistant
  • Power Monitoring
  • Data collection/ Analytics via Grafana and InfluxDB
  • Marine Radio protocols decoders (WeatherFax, NavTex, Inmarsat STD-C, Satellite Weather, AIS, more)
  • SDR (Software Defined Radio) and HAM packages, WinLink
  • Audio / Video players (jellyfin, raspotify, mopidy, bluetooth, etc)
  • Cameras support via MotionEye and Homeassitant
  • Social Networking Messaging, etc
  • Internet Browser, email software
  • Remote Desktop access (via VNC)
  • Built in firewall
  • Wi-Fi Access Point
  • Android integration via scrcpy
  • Drone Control Station
  • Extensive Documentation

More in Getting Started Guide: https://bareboat-necessities.github.io/ ... at-os.html

Project Home Page:


Fair Winds!

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Re: Pi on a Boat

Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:33 am

Wow! Quite a long video. Beautiful setup. No wonder it needed a lot of hard work. Making the whole setup waterproof had been a real challenge for sure. If you want, you can add a security system to your boat Raspberry Pi.

https://www.theengineeringprojects.com/ ... -pi-4.html

With OpenCV library, you can add face detection, intruder detection etc. With some more effort, it will be possible to send an automatic alert message to your home or emergency services from the boat.

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