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The articles published on this website are hobby projects of varying quality in terms of functionality, security and documentation. In the case of open source projects, the necessary minimum requirements for security and functionality may not be given, as the projects were in part created by laypeople with limited technical and legal knowledge. The open source projects are to be understood as feasibility studies that show the limited possibilities with which private projects can be implemented. The quality of the resulting solutions cannot be compared with commercial solutions. It should be clear to all interested parties that the projects presented here are used at their own risk and that errors and malfunctions are to be expected, which can have serious consequences. Before starting your own projects, carry out a risk analysis and take suitable measures to avoid harm to and endanger other people.

Dealing with voltages greater than 50V can be life-threatening. Work with higher voltages should be left to specialists. Batteries of all shapes and sizes store large amounts of energy which, in the event of a fault, can suddenly discharge and cause fires. In any case, use suitable protective devices on batteries to reduce the risk.

It is best to acquire the necessary knowledge before you start implementing the project and get help with topics that are unclear to you. Use information sources such as forums or the Internet to gain knowledge. This increases the chances that you will be able to implement your project successfully. Do not operate open source and open hardware projects in security-critical environments. Use of the projects is at your own risk, excluding liability claims.

NMEA2000TM, NMEA0183TM, SeaTalkTM, SeaSmartTM are registered trademarks of the respective trademark owners. The names are used on this page as a synonym for these protocol types. If reference is made to it in the descriptions, then open source implementations are meant that do not meet the quality requirements and specifications of the respective brand owner in all points. The software and hardware see themselves as experimental for the acquisition of knowledge and should not be connected to or operated with safety-critical systems. No guarantee can be given for the correct implementation of the protocols and their functional reliability. The integration of open source implementations in certified bus systems can lead to errors, malfunctions and total failures. Use of the open source software and hardware is at your own risk to the exclusion of liability claims.

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