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jtryon last won the day on June 8

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About jtryon

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  1. do you have the rotary encoder connected? remove that and see if it works better...i had problems with the encoder that i used in the beginning.
  2. that touch screen would be fantastic, keep us posted!
  3. @tylerstrop I would love an LCD add-on personally. I like the ability to tweak from an app too, but being able to see speed, GPS lock, deploy side and errors in real time would be awesome. Even better if your guys can program a button to switch from manual mode to GPS mode on the fly for testing.
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    Homemade Surf Tabs

    how much would you charge for completed sets of the silver tabs?
  5. the other thing that i had trouble with was the rotary encoder, and jon said that he had problems with them as well. are you using the encoder? if not, i'd second what jhartt said--check power connections to the arduino, or change the speed setting to see if that helps. if you are on a river maybe you need to lower the deploy speed to account for the river current.
  6. good idea on the permanent cable 🤘
  7. 1988 Supra Sunsport. not looking to do much else this summer other than surf! i do get annoyed every spring at having to adjust my shaft packing though, so the Glide system would be an awesome addition.
  8. success!! i switched the tx and rx pins on the GPS and it's working immediately! i get 7-8 satellites even indoors, and shows a speed of just above zero while not moving, but that's good because it's a readout. for anyone using @jonthompson code, the wiring sheet should say RX-->D9, TX-->D8 rather than the other way around. hope that helps someone.
  9. i'm on my second GPS (same one jon used this time) and can't get it to talk to the arduino. it does have a solid light indoors which indicates no satellites, and a blinking light every second when outdoors which indicates a satellite fix. it still shows "sats=0" in the serial monitor though. i've switched the TX/RX pins with no change. let me know if you have success with another GPS!
  10. anyone know how the surf band that @jonthompson added to his should be wired to the arduino board?
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