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Alec Short

SURFalert

By Arduino, Electronics, Engineering, SurfingNo Comments

SURFalert is my first standalone Arduino project to help visualise a surf forecast for any location covered by Magicseaweed. The standalone system (doesn’t need to be connected to a computer) uses a open source Arduino controller and Ethernet shield to connect to the internet parse some XML data and display…

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Wavecopter

By Electronics, Engineering, SurfingNo Comments

WAVEcopter is a fully waterproof quadcopter frame that I have constructed mostly from readily available and cheap electrical parts. My reasons for building it were to gain a new perspective on surfing photography, do aerial surveying of event sites, and to satisfy my general fascination with robotics and aviation. I…

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Earth Swell Model

By Surfing, WeatherNo Comments

This is a great open source project ive been following since it started. I contacted them last year asking if they could overlay swell data from decoding GRIB files from the NOAA Wavewatch 3 model. Looks like they have now sussed it out. Its mesmerising to watch huge swells animating…

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Swell Dials

By Arduino, Electronics, Engineering, Programming, SurfingNo Comments

This is an arduino project to visualise ocean data wave height/swell period & local wind from any surfing location on magicseaweed /* Simple Client Parsing sketch Arduino 1.0 version */ #include <String.h> #include <SPI.h> #include <Ethernet.h> #include <Servo.h> Servo swell; Servo period; Servo wind; byte mac[] = { 0xDE, 0xAD,…

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