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Cane Pole
02-05-2007, 11:31 AM
It slow going, but I don't think the fish miss me. Equipment is coming to place finally. Working on wiring next.

http://www.tomsstuff.net/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/m2.jpg.w300h225.jpg

http://www.tomsstuff.net/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/m1.jpg

http://www.tomsstuff.net/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/m3.jpg.w300h225.jpg

FishnLine
02-05-2007, 11:44 AM
Nice looking equipment!

GRIZZ
02-05-2007, 03:37 PM
Did you ever say what brand of tablet that is? Also, do you have an idea of the project cost for those that may be interested in doing something similar?

guest01
02-05-2007, 04:46 PM
YOU, DA MAN. when you gonna motorize it and make it pop up when you say "find me the fish":D :D

PanMan_VA
02-05-2007, 05:18 PM
It is comming along nicely. Did you check the travel on the TM to make sure it clears the monitor?

hunt4crappie
02-05-2007, 05:42 PM
Tell that guy in the second pic to pull up his pants.:eek:

Nice electronics. Awsome setup.

Cane Pole
02-05-2007, 09:43 PM
Did you ever say what brand of tablet that is? Also, do you have an idea of the project cost for those that may be interested in doing something similar?

It is a LE1600 with a see anywhere screen and a waterproof case. Made by a company called Motion Computing. It is a 12 inch tablet running windows XP.

The tablet (or something similar) will eventually replace all the dedicated electronics. I am adding only blue tooth capable devices. In other words, the system will be totally wireless and portable from boat to boat. I am getting help from New Zealand on this project. They are accommodating me with some wireless features I need. These features will allow me to move from boat to boat with very sophisticated fishing capabilities.

I have invested about $3500.00 thus far. Some of the devices were not what I needed, but this is a first try. I am paying for my own education again. It will cost me about $5000.00 when I get through. This includes side scan capabilities using forward looking and down looking sonar. It is gonna happen. I am just waiting on the manufacturers. Sounds expensive, but try installing good electronics on 2 boats with wires. Can't be done yet. I am making this happen.

This all sounds complicated, but it is really simple if you know how to use a PC for more than an entertainment center. There are several members here that understand what I am trying (will) accomplish.

Bill Dance, Roland and the boys ain't got one. Heck, they couldn't fire the thing up, but they could definitely talk it to death.

Cane Pole
02-05-2007, 09:51 PM
It is comming along nicely. Did you check the travel on the TM to make sure it clears the monitor?

I checked the clearance with my old Motor Guide. I should be ok. The way I mounted the laptop (on the spool mount) gives me a lot of rotation. It really worked out great. Believe it or not, a high school student came up with this approach. I get the best of the best from the High School. Sure makes my job easy.

Cane Pole
02-05-2007, 09:54 PM
Tell that guy in the second pic to pull up his pants.:eek:

Nice electronics. Awsome setup.

He has been sent home before about this dress code violation. I keep telling him that Crack kills...haha

GRIZZ
02-06-2007, 03:10 PM
So what are the capabilities you are looking for that aren't already available from top of the line electronics? Do they have blue tooth fishing devices? Do you mean wireless bluetooth transducers, and gps antenna? So if I get this right you goal is to have a tablet with no wires, that you can just plop onto a RAM mount in multiple boats that displays GPS, fishfinder, and maybe automated trolling motor control to keep you on spots?

skiptomylu
02-06-2007, 06:13 PM
Cane Pole I don't know exactly what you are doing but it looks very impressive. You are going to have the most high tech boat on the water. You are something else!

macdru
02-06-2007, 06:50 PM
WOW!
Cane Pole:
That's all I can say. . .WOW!:D

sac-a-lait
02-06-2007, 06:56 PM
LOL...auto pilot on a trolling motor!!! I mean one hooked into GPS. I seen auto pilot/gps on big boats that costs millions of dollars...you guys are taking crappie fishing to a whole new level...

All I want to know will the thing pick up a ball game or play a dvd...if not...what's all this for then?

GRIZZ
02-06-2007, 07:39 PM
I've already seen bow mounted auto pilot trolling motors somewhere sac. I don't remember where it was.

I don't believe it would be a big deal picking up TV or playing dvd's. Houseboats have been doing that for years. :D

crappiefarmer
02-07-2007, 08:36 AM
I don't know what Canepole is up to. It is way beyond me. i'm almost afraid to ask what he is going to do with all of that. It might melt my brain.:D CF

ShilohRed
02-07-2007, 09:27 AM
Tom looks good.
But I will have to stick with my cheap Humminbird 987c-SI.
Pete