Who is behind the project?

We are a group of makers from the and exchange our ideas there. With our presence at the fair, we also want to introduce the faces behind the projects and get in direct contact with people. The maker team is not limited to just 6 people and is supported by a large number of other makers.

Norbert Walter is active in the sailing forum and has built one there himself Wind sensor and some other projects presented. He likes the exchange with creative people and is enthusiastic about the variety of ideas in the sailing forum. Professionally, he works in the development of industrial measurement systems.

Christian Hartz is an enthusiastic sailor on the Chiemsee and a gifted hardware developer with lots of creative ideas. He creates one in his spare time Open hardware for OpenPlotter, which is based on a Raspi Compute module. Professionally, he works as a freelancer in the electronics sector.

Andreas Vogel is active in the sailing forum and has its navigation software there AVnav presented on the basis of the Raspberry Pi and Android. Professionally, he works as a freelance software developer and architect.

Andreas Koritnik is active in the sailing forum and deals intensively with maritime communication protocols such as NMEA0183, Seatalk, NMEA2000. Its aim is to give the maker community better access to manufacturer-independent use and expansion of functions with examples of electronics (Arduino and ESP32) and the necessary programs. To this end, he has various projects GitHub provided, including a remote control for a Seatalk autopilot and a NMEA2000 WiFi gateway.

Michael Maass is active in the sailing forum and enthusiastic about the OpenPlotter idea. In his free time he experimented a lot with NodeRed and also Introductory videos created for this. He especially likes exchanges and collaborations in non-commercial projects. He is a teacher of German and geography, but no longer works in school, but as a media consultant for the state of Schleswig-Holstein.

Dirk Eversmann is active in the sailing forum and is committed to open source and open hardware. He is the founder of one Maker Shops and has organized and implemented two trade fair appearances at Boot for OpenSeaMap in the past. Professionally, he works in the event sector and is very familiar with trade fair appearances.