flux gate compass in kit form.

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by thudpucker, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. thudpucker

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    Jul 24, 2014
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    Is there a Fluxgate compass in Kit form?

    It's an idea I came up with while outfitting my 14' Jon-boat for fishing at night.
    A long time ago I was an Electronic Tech, occasionally, in my job.
    I retired in 93 though.

    I have a Binnacle compass. The Fluxgate thing was just a wild hair.:)

    I need a digital clock too.
     
  2. bance

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    Aug 11, 2012
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    Get yourself an arduino with a GPS shield.....

    Should fulfill both criteria.

    HTH Steve.
     
  3. MikeML

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    I predict that the accuracy of the flux gate sensor will not be anywhere near as good as a standard boat compass...
     
  4. thudpucker

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    Jul 24, 2014
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    Thanks,
    I was kind of suspecting that sort of an answer.
    My hand held GPS is a very good Compass.
    And I have the Binnacle.
    Nuff said!:)
     
  5. bance

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    I concur, I've on more than one occasion, been happily sailing when the GPS puts my position on terra firma......
     
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