about us

This is an automated translation and needs to be reviewed:
Boot 2020 in Düsseldorf has now come to an end and our trade fair appearance was a complete success. The goals set to present our homemade projects in the boat area to a wide audience and to encourage participation were achieved with the exhibition stand. Our stand was constantly besieged by many visitors. All discussions focused on refit projects to modernize the technology on board older boats. Mostly, low-cost alternatives to expensive commercial products were sought, whereby it was important to connect old and new devices with open source projects. The focus was on OpenPlotter and SignalK and found great interest. The Marine Control Server in particular has convinced many sailors because the entry hurdles are low and a finished solution can also be purchased. The projects around NMEA2000 were also very well received, because for the first time the world around NMEA2000 can be integrated into OpenSource with little effort. The focus was on the visualization of bus data on tablets and cell phones via WLAN, which was elegantly solved with the NMEA2000 WLAN gateway. Many visitors were amazed that even with inexpensive technology such as an Android car radio and home automation components, complex applications can be implemented for little money. With AVnav and an Android car radio, it was even easy to build your own plotter without much specialist knowledge. In lectures we were able to present almost all projects to a broad audience and deepen them in subsequent workshops. We were also able to inspire well-known companies for our idea. Many visitors wanted Open Boat Projects to continue at Boot. We are currently considering how the idea can live on and which priorities will be set for the future. In any case, we will continue to work on our projects and start new interesting projects. We would like to thank all supporters once again that we were able to realize such a great exhibition stand with their help.

In lectures we were able to present almost all projects to a broad audience and deepen them in subsequent workshops. We were also able to inspire well-known companies for our idea. Many visitors wanted Open Boat Projects to continue at Boot. We are currently considering how the idea can live on and which priorities will be set for the future. In any case, we will continue to work on our projects and start new interesting projects.

We would like to thank all supporters once again that we were able to realize such a great exhibition stand with their help.

 

software-projects

hardware-projects

Maker Faire

 
Additional information can also be found on the following page: https://github.com/open-boat-projects-org