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Can't see the windows thing being an issue. I think I will order one of those today ant. It's not like it's $1000 like an apple or Samsung tablet. Will see how it goes.

Also going to order a emlid reach rtk kit. Gone this way over the drotek tiny rtk because the emlid has Bluetooth and wifi connectivity as well as serial. Just a bit more flexibility.
Some people at the Mine from Sydney have Chuwi tablets and Xoimi (Spelling) phones and love them...i will get a Chuwi tablet before xmas...would be cool if i can tie this in for guidance...and would be awesome if it could run an ezi steer electric steering wheel of the sorts.

I assume you have to make sure the tablet window settings don't auto update? And if in future it does need an update i'm not sure if it affects 1 or both programs, i don't know if one has priority?

The Acer ones arent expensive either 3-400 bucks so check R3 and A200 as well...see what you reckon.

I have not tried any of them to make sure they will charge and run device but all the research i done about guys doing data collection in the states and needing it to charge up out of there pick up points towards it being able to do it....

If the device you are running has a battery there are some reports the charging will bypass the tablet and charge the device?

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Definitely keep us posted on the emlid reach. I'm interested to hear your experience it getting it set up and running.

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Gonna echo that! 570$ US for RTK cm level accuracy. Yes please. All open source.

Even has built in IMU.

Ran the GPS receiver over bluetooth today on the tablet. Worked great, even 50 feet away.
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All components are ordered

Emlid reach rtk kit
Rf design 900mhz radio kit
Chuwi dual boot tablet

Going to get a weatherproof enclosure for base GPS and radio to go in and a pretty box of sorts to go inside the tractor cab. Will try to do something similar to a uhf radio aerial for the rtk radio.
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Someone now needs to 3D print an outdoor enclosure/mount.
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Someone now needs to 3D print an outdoor enclosure/mount.
As cool as it would be to 3D print an enclosure, I've gone the cheats way out and bought one off eBay. Also ordered bulkhead cables for each necessary connection to make it fairly weatherproof. From what I'm lead to believe the emlid reach unit uses a mcx connector, which isn't my connector of choice but I might have a way around it yet but we will see.

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So after a long day servicing a windmill that wasn't pumping, I arrived home to a few surprises sitting on the kitchen bench. The emlid reach rtk kit and rf design 900+ radios have arrived i only opened boxes and had a look, didn't plug anything together but the emlid community has a crapload of threads on hooking reach units up to radios which will be handy. There are some YouTube clips but they tend to use 3dr radios. I didn't realise just how small they actually are until they arrived, dimensions listed on a website are hard to comprehend when it's so small. I've reused the lid off my beer as a reference to give people an idea. Once I start plugging things together and mounting things up it will get a little more interesting.
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