The new website, in English and French, and without ads, is almost finalized! Welcome!
For people landing here for the first time, the project aims at developing paragliding and sailplane variometers with e-paper displays, which are entirely based on Arduino-compatible components. They are therefore easily programmable for experienced programmers.
For pilots, these flight instruments are built with the best sensors and are just as (or even more) sensitive than commercial devices, with a lower price point.
In the next few months, the goal will be to improve the vario enclosure that is currently 3D printed. Although the current case is good quality and very resistant, there may remain surface imperfections that may bother some people. The 3D printing method is still useful to develop new case designs while waiting to invest in plastic injection in the future.
An ultra-light and sensitive variometer is on its way: the QT (the cutie, so cute!). I just need the confinement to end to be able to fly with it! It is based on the ESP32 that allowed me to save a lot of space on the circuit board and will therefore have Wifi in addition to Bluetooth. The idea is to provide a new development platform for coding enthusiasts, but also a light vario with an e-paper display that is still capable of sending data to smartphones via both Bluetooth and USB.
For people interested in the project history, who didn't follow the beginning of the development, the former website will remain online: https://varduino.wordpress.com.
If you are interested by Varduino variometers with e-paper displays, please don't hesitate to send a message!