DIY plotter Android radio

First of all, a few important notes that you should definitely pay attention to.

  • Basis 2 DIN Android car radio
  • Touchable 7 "- 10" display, 1024 x 600 pixels, approx. 400 nits
  • Touch function keys
  • Cortex A7 QuadCore ARM processor, 1.2 GHz
  • Depending on the model, Android 8, 9 or 10
  • Depending on the model, 1… 4 GB RAM
  • 16/32 GB ROM depending on the model
  • Powerful wired GPS included
  • Bluetooth, WiFi 802.11b / g / n, 2.4 GHz
  • Integrated CAN bus (steering wheel remote control)
  • 12V supply
  • 10… 15 W in active operation
  • 0.5 W in standby
  • 3 s wake-up time from standby
  • 2x USB 2.0 (ext. GPS, NMEA0183, NMEA2000, NAVTEX, DVBT stick for AIS, etc)
  • 4 channel audio amplifier, 4 x 50W
  • FM radio, DSR on some more expensive models
  • Optional rear view camera can be used as a mast camera
  • Google Play Store integrated
  • Expandable with any apps
  • Not waterproof
  • Cost: 60-200 EUR


7 ″ Android car radio with AvNav, suitable for indoor use, too dark for outdoor use

10 ″ Android car radio with AvNav, good display size, bright enough for outdoor use

Conventional, economical tablet technology inside

Can be used as a second display for commercial plotters (e.g. Raymarine)

Watertightness possible with additional display frames

Android car radio in a wooden frame and sealed at the front (J23)

With AvNav, it can also be used as a WLAN display server for external tablets

New plotter firmware as a web application

AvNav as navigation software

Canvas instruments for the visualization of measurement data

Integration of Grafana, requires a Raspi4 with OpenPlotter 2.0, InfluxDB and Grafana

Integration of Sonoff modules for boat automation

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