The Boat PC – a marine based Raspberry Pi project

Posted on Friday, September 8th, 2017 in DIY, R-Pi by DP


Domipheus has published a new build:

In late 2015 I was doing my usual head-scratching about what gifts to get various family members for the holiday season. My wife mentioned making something electronic for my father-in-laws boat, and after a few hours of collecting thoughts came up with an idea:

  • A Raspberry Pi computer, which could be powered off the boats 12v batteries
  • This computer would have sensors which made sense on a boat. Certainly GPS
  • I’d have some software which collated the sensor data and displayed it nicely
  • This could plug into the onboard TV using HDMI
  • It would all be put into a suitable enclosure

Project info at Domipheus Labs homepage.

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2 Responses to “The Boat PC – a marine based Raspberry Pi project”

  1. KH says:

    Q for fellow readers: What are your opinions on long term salt or marine environment effects on this kind of mix of prototyping boards and ebay modules? It looks like a regular plastic box too. Would a conformal coating help?

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