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  General help wanted on multiplexing
Posted by: Newt2u - 09-16-2018, 07:07 AM - Forum: General discussion - Replies (4)

Hi all,

first I am new to openplotter so apologies if this is covered elsewhere but I did not find any general information.

I want to have my openplotter set up to be used in two ways:

1. headless in the wheelhouse with AIS+NMEA from legacy equipment over USB

2. on a TV in the saloon for monitoring while at anchor and for general planning, in this case AIS+NMEA from legacy equipment over wifi.

My question is a general one. With multiple inputs/outputs of NMEA data is there a way to ensure you do not get data loops, where sentences go out and come back via different routes? Left unchecked this could very quickly flood the system. I say this as on my Raymarine autopilot it says any input on the NMEA input will go out over the sea talk bus "unless that data is already on the bus". I assume it keeps a table of what source/sentences it sees on the bus and matches any input with that prior to output. Does anything like this happen in openplotter?

  [SOLVED] FROZE when updating from 1.1 to 1.2
Posted by: Didier B - 09-16-2018, 12:09 AM - Forum: Bug Reports - No Replies

My RPi 3 froze when updating from 1.1 to 1.2 after displaying : UPDATING NODE-JS NPM AND NODE-RED

Had to switch off, then restart and update again !
Luckily this time the update process succeeded ! Big Grin

  connect a bluetooth speaker
Posted by: Didier B - 09-15-2018, 01:21 PM - Forum: How do I...? - Replies (6)

Any chance to use a bluetooth speaker ?

I can pair one, but not "connect" it.

When I click connect in the BT menu, I get a message : "connection failled. Use the audio menu to connect to this device".
In the Preference/audio menu I don'tsee anything allowoing to do so ... Huh 

Also, when right clicking the audio applet in the task bar, it only shows HDMI or analog Exclamation

assistance most welcomed !

  openplotter with nasa ais 3
Posted by: rl82 - 09-15-2018, 03:08 AM - Forum: How do I...? - Replies (16)


I have installed open plotter and I am using a NASA ais 3, but I cannot seem to get open plotter to see the NASA ais device, 

at first it just found the ttyUSB0 so i pressed the uart option and then it found the second device

any ideas where I am going wrong, I have tried attaching a snapshot but it keeps failing

Thanks very much

  Networking on Openplotter 1.1.0
Posted by: Newt2u - 09-13-2018, 02:01 PM - Forum: How do I...? - Replies (5)


I am new to the forum and to openplotter and I have been having problems with the networking, it may just be my misunderstanding. I will briefly describe what I have and what I am trying to do:

1. I am using a RPi 3B and have just updated to Openplotter 1.1.0.

2. I currently use iSailor in the wheelhouse on my Coaster 33 with AIS and NMEA data  from the legacy equipment over WIFI using a digital yacht iAIS. iSailor now allows autopilot output but the iAIS just broadcasts AIS data and any NMEA input electrically. It does receive data over WIFI, route or act as a client, so I can not route these messages back to my legacy autopilot. After looking at lots of options to facilitate this I came across Openplotter and like it a lot. It will give me something to build on but initially I want to...

Use the RPi 3B to act as client to the iAIS to receive AIS and legacy NMEA, rebroadcast this to the iPad running iSailor, receive Autopilot sentences from iSailor then output these to the ST6000 using an NMEA input. From my reading, this is doable but I have been unable to set up the RPi as AP+Client. Later I want to integrate WIFI but did not look too hard at that yet.

I have read the documentation, when I configure as AP+Client I can access Openplotter on clients but can not connect the RPi to anything else, the share internet channel wlan0 does not show up in the wifi bar. I just get 2 lines in/out. However when I set up as AP/Client I can connect to my local internet AP and if I log in via Openplotter can see both internet and access openplotter as a client.

My question is the latter the right way to go and if not how can I get the RPi in AP+Client mode to access a client.

Sorry about the length but thought it would be wise to describe exactly what I want to do.

  CAN-USB Stick and node server
Posted by: sbender - 09-12-2018, 06:24 PM - Forum: General discussion - Replies (5)

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Does it support sending N2K in the "fast format"?  (more than 8 bytes per packet)

Does it overwrite the src field with it's own device id?

Is there anyway to make so that it does't echo back messages that are written to it?

-=Scott (SignalK Team)

  Wind mode display + tack function
Posted by: kalle - 09-11-2018, 11:13 AM - Forum: Feature Requests - Replies (4)

I could test pypilot and so far it is working very well. I am still struggling with fine tuning of the gains.
In wind mode I do not like the 0 to 360° display. Wind mode I usually use when going upwind. I think it would be nicer to have 0 - 180° positive to stb and negative to port to avoid calculating the angle when wind is from port after a tack. Also the course setting should be according the direction the boat shall move.
One feature I am missing is a tack function. As I am sailing single handed very often I liked the tack button with adjustable delay of my old autopilot. Just push the button and time for handling the jib sheet.



  Netflix in Chromium, not supported?
Posted by: Sderbyshire - 09-11-2018, 10:34 AM - Forum: General discussion - Replies (3)

Hi guys, i’ve not posted in ages but still using my pi3 with openplotter, n2k integration as a wifi server and saloon navigation display on my x-46

All working great, but this week we teied to access netflix in the chromium browser which was a no go.

I read elsewhere about a version of chromium with the right add-in for netflix but couldnt get this to work.

Has anyone successfully accessed netflix on their pi with openplotter?


  Share folder with samba
Posted by: benjic78 - 09-11-2018, 04:01 AM - Forum: Feature Requests - Replies (2)

I would like to share a folder named "Share" in my Home with free access on my tablet for example stored PDFs or my mp3.

do you have a "how to" ?

Example for an other OS Rpi :


  Save the data detected by the openplotter to avoid losing it at every reboot
Posted by: kste - 09-09-2018, 02:12 AM - Forum: Node Red - Replies (11)

I'm looking for ways to save the data detected by openplotters to avoid losing them at every reboot.
Looking for other experiences I did these tests:

1 - Attempt to use influxDB with ui_chart of Node-RED
install InfluxDB from official repository by following this guide:
I can write the database but I can not read the data with node-red ui_chart

2 - Attempt with dashDB It does not install on openplotters
I followed this guide with code example:

3 - Attempt with influx + grafena (As done by PaddyB
grafena does not start, I think for the conflict of the door (it uses 3000 equal to signalK) and I could not change it.
(I followed these instructions:

4 -? Someone talks about the possibility of using MQTT data but I do not know if it can be as efficient as a database and I do not know how to do it.
I ask if the developers of Openplotter think to support in the future a system to save data in order to experiment in the same direction.

Or I ask if others have experiences and can report practical examples of code.

Thank Smile