YachtBot product family fundamentals

The principles in this section apply to YachtBot, YachtBot Bio, TideBot and WindBot.

Making configuration changes on YachtBot devices
Making changes The YachtBot configuration ('config') is stored as a file called "config.ini" on the micro-SD card, available under...
Tue, 16 Oct, 2018 at 2:50 PM
SIM data settings
When installing a new SIM into a YachtBot or WindBot, the first step should always be just to install it and turn on the device. Usually, it will connect st...
Tue, 24 Apr, 2018 at 4:36 PM
GPS performance of YachtBot hardware
The problem: GPS performance in Sailing  Sailing, dinghy racing in particular, is a tricky environment for GPS tracking. It's dynamic, and roll and...
Tue, 16 Oct, 2018 at 3:08 PM
Status LED Indicators
There are three status indicators on the YachtBot, TideBot, and WindBot and five status indicators on the YachtBot Bio.  The top indicator is the &quo...
Tue, 16 Oct, 2018 at 10:16 AM
Using the IMU/AHRS with YachtBot
YachtBot's AHRS (attitude and heading reference system) option includes a 9 degrees of freedom (9DOF) AHRS inertial and magnetometer system which pro...
Tue, 16 Oct, 2018 at 2:50 PM
Configuration File
The configuration file is a required text file on the SD card of your YachtBot device. The configuration file is called "config.ini" and can be lo...
Tue, 16 May, 2017 at 10:28 PM
Charging YachtBot
Ensure that the device is turned off. Remove the bung at the bottom of the tracker and plug in the supplied power pack into the power charge socket.  ...
Tue, 22 Nov, 2016 at 2:03 PM
SIM card APN settings for common providers
This is not a full list of SIM providers, but a list of providers that we have used successfully over the years. The SIM providers can change their setting ...
Tue, 16 Oct, 2018 at 2:50 PM
SD and SIM cards
SD card YachtBot, WindBot and TideBot require the SD card to be inserted to operate. The direction to insert is indicated on the case of the device. Always...
Fri, 23 Feb, 2018 at 3:25 PM
Synchronisation Mode
Synchronisation (sync) is a default setting in the configuration that causes the YachtBot, WindBot, or TideBot to send all data that hasn't previously ...
Tue, 16 Oct, 2018 at 2:48 PM