TBD Smartshunt – Battery Monitoring

TBD SmartShunt
September 10, 2023

In one of our installments, we decided to monitor battery voltages. Although I thought this was going to do it. Additionally, I decided I needed a little bit more data than just voltage. So I would like things like charge rate, discharge rate, and current draw. Furthermore, I was going to build this with an INA219 current sensor, a 500 AMP shunt, and an ESP8266. So I hopped on to…


WiFi Relay Switching – Part One

September 10, 2023

So in part six, of building the battery monitoring, I said I would add the four additional batteries to monitor. As a result, that led me down the rabbit hole of WiFi Relay switching for controlling devices. You might ask why I ended up here. The reality is I should be able to turn devices as well as lights on and off : So as I poked around with the…


RayMarine Rotary Rudder Transducer Update

September 2, 2023

So we are about nine months into 2023. It’s been almost a year since we initially started working on the autopilot. So we need to complete the RayMarine Rotary Rudder Transducer update. We need to get back to finishing the Autopilot install. We had mocked up a temporary mount, made out of starboard. Furthermore, It accomplished the purpose but was not ideal. Additionally, I have been literally waiting for my…


RayMarine Rotary Rudder Transducer

Rudder Transducer
August 23, 2022

So we are about eight months into 2022. First, we need to get back to starting the Autopilot install and the first step is to get the RayMarine Rotary Rudder Transducer installed. Secondly we worked out getting our fuel tanks to show up on the RayMarine MFD by using a YDTA-04N. It was not worth the hassle of trying to figure this out on the Arduino. Additionally, we have been…


ESP 8266 Voltage Sensor – (Part Six)

Generator Voltage Sensor
August 15, 2022

So it has been a while since I’ve blogged about anything related to the boat, and the ESP 8266 Voltage Sensor and fuel Sensor. Regardless, what I have done since the last time was to get a tank sensor working. I got frustrated and decided that I was just going to buy a tank sensor from Yacht Devices. Primarily. because I wanted my analog gauges to work as a backup….