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Pypilot weather/wind sensor opencpn direct connection
Can you connect the Pypilot weather/wind sensor usb directly to the opencpn plotter RPI USB and read it’s nmea0183 info from there?
yes, it is a serial port /dev/ttyUSB0 typically at 38400 baud with nmea0183 sentences.
(2021-12-13, 09:25 PM)seandepagnier Wrote: yes,  it is a serial port /dev/ttyUSB0 typically at 38400 baud with nmea0183 sentences.

Hey Sean.  I know this is an old thread, but I’m finally going to get around to doing this.  I wanted to confirm I can plug the wind instrument box directly into my opencpn RPI Navigation board and the wind instrument box should get power and be able to communicate with opencpn on the pi directly?
Can I use the wind.instrument info over signalK?

The wind instrument is just nmea0183. pypilot, opencpn, or signalk or possibly other programs can directly receive it, and any of these programs can then relay the data to the others. You will have to decide which program reads wind directly, and configure this, and possibly prevent the others from doing so.

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