I have to laugh when I see some of your posts describing yourselves as 'beginners'. To me a lot of this is like a foreign language and you are experts compared to me!
Perhaps someone can help me if I describe where I am at and where I am trying to go
I have managed to set up an Arduino to create NMEA0183 sentences from analogue data, combine with NMEA0183 sentences from other instruments and transmit in NMEA0183 format.
I need to now translate that to NMEA2000 to feed a different network
From this thread I have managed to understand that I will need to buy or make a Canbus shield, to attach to the Arduino. Also that I will need to download and include various Libraries.
What i do not understand, nor can I find any obvious reference, is what I then have to do to convert the data obtained via N0183 to N2000?
Where is this step? Is it proprietary? Is everyone having to do their own reverse engineering, or is this staring me in the face somewhere that I have missed?
Unfortunately my knowledge of electronics is zero. I can connect one terminal to another, I can solder, I can construct but I have no understanding at all of what is happening inside the device! I struggle with simple concepts like transmission speed, capacitors, diodes, transistors etc.
I' just want an idiots guide to try and get this working. It sounds like many of you have managed but I cannot make the jump from the sample sketches to the real thing.
For example if I have a simple wind sentence from NMEA0183
How do I get that data or part of that data, broadcast to N2000?
Thanks if anyone can help