FAQ

A list of the most commonly encountered hardware related questions and their answers.

FAQ Introduction
Oh no! Something went wrong? YachtBot, WindBot, and TideBot are a sophisticated piece of telemetry equipment, incorporating many cutting edge technolo...
Wed, 4 Nov, 2015 at 1:44 PM
I have some great ideas for features for WindBot or the YachtBot website. Who can I talk to?
We’d love to hear from you! We sometimes send presents to people that ask nicely for new features, so be sure to include your postal address. Contact us at ...
Wed, 4 Nov, 2015 at 2:26 PM
Is my YachtBot waterproof and does it sink if dropped it in the water?
Yes, it's waterproof (if bung is fitted) and yes, it will sink. We recommend using a safety lanyard whenever possible.
Thu, 12 Nov, 2015 at 10:29 AM
Is the YachtBot Mini waterproof?
No. Without any precautions, the YachtBot Mini is only splash-proof. The supplied YachtBot bag should help you keep your YachtBot Mini dry and secured in a ...
Thu, 5 Nov, 2015 at 6:17 PM
I think I have done everything right but the indicators on my YachtBot/TideBot/WindBot never go solid. What’s wrong?
First check that the SIM and SD cards are inserted correctly. If the data indicator keeps flashing, check out the SIM card trouble shooting tips. ...
Mon, 9 Nov, 2015 at 1:50 PM
My YachtBot device doesn’t show up as a device when I plug it into my PC.
Make sure the SD card is inserted correctly. Contact us if the problem persists.
Mon, 9 Nov, 2015 at 1:47 PM
The YachtBot’s three indicators are flashing in unison when I turn it on. Why is that?
Make sure the SD card is inserted correctly and that it contains a configuration file named config.ini.
Wed, 4 Nov, 2015 at 2:24 PM
When I try to turn the WindBot brain on by pressing the power button, the red light flashes but turns off when I let go of the button. The unit never powers up.
Your device cannot find a firmware and is therefore not booting up. See our support website for the latest firmware updates and instructions.
Wed, 4 Nov, 2015 at 2:25 PM
Will the YachtBot Mini sink if I drop it in the water?
Yes. We suggest that you fill your YachtBot bag with air and polystyrene to increase the chances of it floating! All experimentation on this is at your own ...
Thu, 5 Nov, 2015 at 6:17 PM
On my YachtBot Mini the green data indicator keeps flashing? What’s wrong?
Check that the SIM card is inserted correctly, with contacts touching the metal and the lock mechanism engaged so that the card is sitting flush. If ...
Thu, 5 Nov, 2015 at 6:19 PM