What do you need?

You will need the required parts and some optional parts. It will depend on what kind of data you want to collect, process or display and what kind of equipment your boat already has.

Required items

You need at least these items to run the software and you have two options: either with monitor or without monitor (headless).

If you need help with these basic parts see the official Raspberry Pi documentation[1].

Monitor option

  • Raspberry Pi 3 or Raspberry Pi 2
  • Box
  • Power supply
  • HDMI monitor
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • SD card with OpenPlotter RPI (the software)

Author: Malcolm Maclean[4], modified by Sailoog.

Headless option

  • Raspberry Pi 3 or Raspberry Pi 2 + WiFi dongle
  • Box
  • Power supply
  • SD card with OpenPlotter RPI (the software)
  • Any laptop, tablet or smartphone

Author: Malcolm Maclean[4], modified by Sailoog.

Where can you find them?

You can buy these basic parts from any official distributor[2] or any Raspberry store.

Occasionally we may have some of them on our store[3].

Optional items

Next chapters contain a list of supported devices to communicate with boat and sensors to collect data from environment.

Where can you find them?

Occasionally we may have some of them on our store[3].


[1] https://www.raspberrypi.org/learning/hardware-guide [2] https://www.raspberrypi.org/products [3] http://shop.sailoog.com [4] https://leanpub.com/RPiMRE/read

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