Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Authors Posts by Adam Hyde

Adam Hyde

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Adam Hyde (SIGNAL Kool Editor) is a member of Boating Writers International and has written articles for Panbo, SAILfeed, Power & Motoryacht, and Passagemaker. He lives in the Pacific North West in beautiful Vancouver, Canada, and is a self professed boat nut and marine electronics geek. His pride and joy is "Journey," a 1976 26 foot Tollycraft Sedan. When he's not out on the boat exploring he's often trying to figure out how to add more technology to it, hence this web mag. Adam is an advanced crew member in the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue and the author of 4 free boating related Apps in the iTunes and Google Play stores. See Adam's syndicated work

Journey: A boat with the right attitude!

Purchasing Mente Marine's automatic trim tab control system five years ago was at the top of my list of improvements but would it stand the test of time and be worth the installation effort and cash?

Crowdfunding Roulette – the art of the swindle

Here's how to avoid being swindled -- and avoid this particularly problematic campaign...

Part 1: Arduino Rudder Reference LED Gauge for Raymarine

This project explains how to build a rudder angle indicator (direction of turn indicator) using 5 LEDs, an Arduino Uno, and a Raymarine Z230 or M81105 rudder reference transducer.

Part 2: View rudder reference gauge on phone or tablet

This project is part 2 of how to build a direction of turn indicator (rudder angle indicator) using 5 LEDs, an Arduino Uno, an ethernet shield and a Raymarine Z230 or M81105 rudder reference transducer.

A powerful yet inexpensive wireless boat router

What is Mikrotik? It sounds like a bug that might cause dutch lyme disease but I'm happy to report it doesn't...

Do it yourself marine electronics

When I realized that the rudder reference transducer is basically a large potentiometer (creating variable resistance values in ohms), it was easy to find a project that started me in the right direction...

Rudder reference installation

Installation of a Raymarine Z230 or M81105 rudder reference transducer.

Enabling the internet of boats

By now you've probably heard the term "Internet of Things" (IOT). How is it relevant to my boat?

Miami Boat Show Musings

Although I can't really cover all the products I liked, I'll give you a brief rundown of some of my favourite products...

Self flying camera that lands in saltwater

You may also be aware that Lily isn't a drone, it's apparently a "self flying camera" that floats...
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