dAISy (do AIS yourself) is a very simple AIS receiver that I developed from scratch. It is built around the Silicon Labs EZRadioPRO Si4362 receiver, using a Texas Instruments MSP430G2553 MCU for processing and the MSP-EXP430G2 v1.5 LaunchPad as development platform.
The complete project source code and schematics are available on GitHub: https://github.com/astuder/dAISy Update 5/18/2015: A finished, self-contained AIS receiver based on this project is now available for purchase in
One of the most interesting aspects of selling your widget is seeing how other people use your product and what their requirements are.
dAISy was originally built for ship-geeks that are entertained for hours with MarineTraffic (like myself). I also broke out a few pins for tinkerers that want to connect dAISy to other widgets (again, like myself). Turns out, the majority of my customers are boat owners (unlike myself).
Boaters use dAISy to keep track of ships around them for navigation