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Cane Pole
01-23-2007, 07:01 PM
The hardest part to figure out was how to mount this tablet pc. My friend Mr. T made this adapter from a scrap piece of aluminum. He is good at this kinda stuff. I had no clue as to what to do. The silver plate was machined, the black plate is an HP flat monitor quick disconnect, and Of course the RAM Mount is for a flat monitor. It is coming together.

I can display my Ky Hydrographics maps and I also have a wireless GPS input for navigation. Nice big display and I can see it without straining my eyes.

I will be adding a wireless input from a sonar as soon as I get the trial version from New Zealand.

I can split screen view the maps and the sonar, or I can full screen view either.

All I need now is side scan input. It will come along sooner or later.

I love technology..........

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L.A. stumpjumper
01-23-2007, 07:11 PM
Tom your skills are amazing, wish I had that much computer and electronic sense. Enjoy your posts, keepem coming.

GRIZZ
01-23-2007, 07:24 PM
Just think, you can get a satellite connection, a pole mounted webcam and go online from you boat and broadcast live fishing action to us poor deprived snowed in suckers in the north. You can call it crappiecam.com. You guys think I'm kiddin, but I bet it would fly. I'm pretty sure there aren't any live fishing cams yet. Your thinking about it aren't ya Cane?

Looks a bit like a panasonic toughbook. Who made the tablet?

ShilohRed
01-23-2007, 07:38 PM
Tom we need to hook that up to my side imaging unit. And see what that baby will do/
Looks good.
Pete

anchorpuller
01-23-2007, 07:39 PM
He's gonna keep going until that boat will fly to the moon and catch fish! :)

Glowgood Jigster
01-24-2007, 04:37 AM
And my Father in Law says my Aqua-view isn't fair to the fish!!! I'm just going to show him Canepoles' setup next time and nip that in the bud! He's taking my handhelds GPS and Palm to the next logical "rocket scientist" level. Can't argue with a genius at play...

fishingpox
01-24-2007, 05:02 AM
I swear it reminds me of the character Inspector Gadget.

Wiskers
01-24-2007, 05:11 AM
Looks like it's coming together for Tom! :D

Darryl Morris
01-24-2007, 08:30 AM
Now that I like. Once you get it all working, let me know. I will make a special trip to come and see it firsthand.

Barnacle Bill
01-24-2007, 08:36 AM
They got crappie in New Zealand? LOL, Nice work Tom.

wrwest
01-24-2007, 08:43 AM
Tom, Yur da man...

fishindaddyo
01-24-2007, 08:44 AM
That's a great tool to have at your disposal. Nice work. And I thought my Excel worksheet/fishlog was hi-tech!

PanMan_VA
01-24-2007, 08:46 AM
Cane Pole, you are definitely on the right track with this project. You can even hook up a cell phone to that PC and get access to the internet while fishing. That will enable real time photos, reports, SONAR images, etc. We are getting there a little at a time!

frank lawhead
01-24-2007, 09:38 AM
Tom I don,t know how you have the time for all the extra projects if you,re keeping up with your field testing for me --may have to put more people on the staff :)

DRPEPPER
01-24-2007, 01:23 PM
Hey Tom
I found this great sight while I was doing a search on my toon project. Your toon robot caught my attention last fall. Did you ever catch a fish with that thing?
DP

bowdenja
01-24-2007, 02:18 PM
How weather resistant is it going to be? Are you going to have to scamble to store it during a quick rain shower?

john

Cane Pole
01-24-2007, 07:18 PM
Hey Tom
I found this great sight while I was doing a search on my toon project. Your toon robot caught my attention last fall. Did you ever catch a fish with that thing?
DP

Not yet. Waiting for the fishes to come my way. Probably try it out in March. I am just waiting on the Lowe Boaters to show up. I have caught fish with my robot boat. It is an 8 footer. Hard to control with any wind. This little pontoon only 30 inches long. It is powerful though. It slings a 25lb Shakesphere trolling motor blade.... It will pull a fish out of the water. I can't drive it worth a crap though. I am taking bets I can catch fish. Name your odds (for those non believers). I like this kinda stuff. I am a technology addict. Constantly needing my "tech fix". haha

Cane Pole
01-24-2007, 07:22 PM
How weather resistant is it going to be? Are you going to have to scamble to store it during a quick rain shower?

john

It is fully waterproof, but it want float. Oh poop if it falls in the water. Bad thing is that I am getting to be a clumsy old man. XX fingers for me.