Thursday, January 26, 2017

USB Config & Pi Zero

I spent some time this morning putting together this picture that defines  the USB configurations and pinouts for various USB types.  The reason for this is that I want to make a Pi Zero CCTV using the popular motionEye software.  I have made several using the Raspberry Pi 3 but am finding it too expensive for what application I am applying.  Now, if I were using 2,3 or 4 CCTV then It would be a good deal to use the Pi 3.  However, for a single CCTV it is too expensive.  To this end, I may need to add a USB hub to the Pi Zero so I bought some tiny hubs on a single PCB this morning.  It has 4 USB A Standard size with 1 microUSB B.  All for $3.78 each and no shipping.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Future Weather

I have been meaning to post the link of a new breed of interactive weather maps that has lots of applications for pilots, sailors, farmers and everyday users.  So here it is in all it’s linked glory.  The only reason for me to do this is so i will not forget where to go to get it 🙂

Monday, January 9, 2017

2017 is here

The nautical experience has been nil since the last post.  Well, not exactly but it has been contacting those who are "doing". Listening too.  Right now I am listening to BBC interview by Kim Chakanetsa   with Jessica Watson and Rose Savage. Both are sailors and describe their experiences at sea when they were about 16 years old. It was so interesting I went to sleep momentarily. This is not to detract from the podcast but because I had a big lunch about 1/2 hr before.  Sorry ladies.