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Old Jan 24, 2013, 09:38 PM
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Forum Proposal: AquaNet - "Homebrew" Hardware & Software Systems for Watercraft

Forum Name: "Homebrew" Hardware & Software Systems for Watercraft

Category: Boats - top level

Description: A forum for alternative Open Source Technology for Digital Command, Control and Communications (C3) Systems for Digitally Controlled Watercraft including real-time Telemetry and Video returns and logging.

Justification: To facilitate communications and technology transfer within the model boating community, particularly between members of R/C Groups, regarding alternative open source methods of controlling, automating and animating our watercraft as well as encouraging a "Stanford Homebrew' style cybernetics culture based around open source and open source ideals.

Currently the information on automating or making our boats more autonomous or using the expanding number of alternative control systems and technologies such as the Raspberry PI (Rπ) and the Arduino system families, is spread piecemeal throughout the web and hardcopy worlds and very little, if any, is directed at model boaters. The aviation community has seen the urgent necessity of creating separate technology forums for experimentation, design, construction and dissemination of these devices and techniques. It is obvious that boaters must follow suit.

If the cybernetic Boating community is to begin designing and developing items and instrumentalities, we need a place to commune and share. Not just as lone modelers and engineers who individually peek, poke and peruse in the aircraft forums, the blogs over at Make Magazine's site or robotics forums which may, but more often do not, address the issues we need to solve, especially as boating is the disregarded rump of the RC community to many. Outside of a very few dedicated vendors and artisanal manufacturers specific to boating, no one develops anything specifically for us any longer. We must adapt, nay, hack, aircraft, robotics or car technologies for aquatic environments and our purposes.

We desperately need a place of our own to do so, to exchange data, experiences gained in our successes as well as failures, our designs and other works as well as keeping, sharing and disseminating build logs of our equipment and experiments.


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Old Jan 24, 2013, 09:39 PM
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The Homebrew Club Honor Roll . . . . . . . Who'll be Next??

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0000 0001 / 01 -- Umi_Ryuzuki - Sea Dragon Girl leads the way! Thank you Ami !
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 10:31 PM
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/*
More Programming understanding required
This post supports a new forum
*/


int ledPin = 13;

void setup()
{
pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT);
}

void loop()
{
digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH);
delay(1000);
digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW);
delay(1000);
}
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 10:38 PM
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AYE!!

Count me in!
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 12:13 AM
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The RC boating community needs this now more than ever. AYE!
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 12:14 AM
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That'd be the "Blink" example

Quote:
Originally Posted by Umi_Ryuzuki View Post
/*
More Programming understanding required
This post supports a new forum
*/


int ledPin = 13;

void setup()
{
pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT);
}

void loop()
{
digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH);
delay(1000);
digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW);
delay(1000);
}
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 01:14 AM
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I've only managed the first two exercises...

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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:19 AM
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Quote:
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I've only managed the first two exercises...

I started with that exercise a year ago
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 06:52 AM
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Not sure what a lot of this means but heck, it'll be a good way to learn something cool and new. AYE!!
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 06:53 AM
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Me too, I want to get my learn on.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 08:49 AM
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Sounds interesting, and it would be nice to have threads like this all in one place.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:50 AM
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I'm In.

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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:55 AM
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I'm in....
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:29 AM
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I'm in too, sounds to me like a good step in modernising the modelbuilding hobby and to keep pace with the changes in all other areas.

Greetings Josse
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:59 AM
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Count me in.

Remind your friends, they might have overlooked this as being a bit "wonkie"

Tell them it's just like forums and email, but it'll be a lot more fun!

Something you can do while you're charging up those batteries.
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