remote compass

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remote compass

Post by [email protected] » Tue Nov 04, 2003 2:56 pm

I have a satellite dish on my Rv that to which I would like to attach a compass. I would like to have a digital readout mounted inside the vehicle to display the direction. Any ideas out there?

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Re: remote compass

Post by russlk » Tue Nov 04, 2003 3:52 pm

One solution is to buy an after-market automotive compass, remove the sensor and mount it on the dish. Check out [url=,],[/url] part number 47UE5716A might work.

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Re: remote compass

Post by bodgy » Tue Nov 04, 2003 7:26 pm

I was going to make a SMS based compass for the Renesas competition, however events have put that little one to bed.<p>I suggest looking at Honeywell, who do a kit of three components U$100.00 :( however the data sheets would help, then there is also philips you can download data and application sheets, but as to who sells the chips??? <p>Or you could get the compass board ready made, Rapid in the UK do the board with either I2C or PWM output (selectable) for about £30.00, or there is who do ready made BW6945 this unit has been used a number of times by Elektor for making the Lego Technic series self robotable.<p>There is also who have ready made and calibrated sensors,they have a US outlet
Fat Quarters Software in California, I've mislaid their web address at the moment.<p>Have fun<p>Colin<p>[ November 04, 2003: Message edited by: bodgy ]</p>
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