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Laser GIS map

By Artwork, Carpentry, Engineering, PythonNo Comments

Hello this is a tutorial used to create a GIS laser cut contour map. Tools/Software needed QGIS – Free Autocad/Draftsight Illustrator/Inkscape LaserWeb 4 running on a K40 40w Laser   Download QGISA A free and open source Geographic Information System software from here http://www.qgis.org/en/site/ Download your GIS data as im using…

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WAVEbuoy

By Arduino, Electronics, Engineering, Surfing, WeatherNo Comments

Featured on instructables here http://www.instructables.com/id/WAVEbuoy/ The WAVEbuoy is a arduino lamp connected to the internet that displays the current wave height of any of the National Data Buoy Centre’s wave buoys. This lamp is currently connected to the Sevenstones Lightship buoy that gives an indication of swell approaching Cornwall in…

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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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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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