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ToorCamp

Posted by fmilburn Top Member Jun 25, 2018
I was able to attend an interesting "hacker" camp last week and thought it worth a post.  ToorCamp is advertised as "The Five Day, Open Air, Tech Camping Event where you create more than just ideas and build more than just inventions".  I don't think that is a particularly good description but I really enjoyed it.   It is located in the Orcas Islands which are located between Washington state in the U.S. and British Columbia in Canada, a very beautiful location.   Aroun ...
Project Objective: Develop an open source AIS Alarm that alerts sailors that a new marine vessel with AIS is within range   Project Update: In the last post I described the hardware state and showed a photo of the new boards.  This past week I have been testing the refactored firmware and chasing a bug that caused me to get out the logic analyzer. Logic Analyzer to the Rescue: When I refactored the code one of the changes was to the ring buffer which I described in an earlier post. ...
Project Objective: Develop an open source AIS Alarm that alerts sailors that a new marine vessel with AIS is within range   Project Update: In the last post I published a video of the completed prototype of the alarm and announced plans to continue working on the firmware and user interface.  In the meantime I ordered additional materials and today my friend and I cooked up a batch in his toaster oven. They turned out really tasty and I have the ingredients to make more :-) I've r ...