Spleen's Atlantic Probe (all topics merged)
Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:07 AM
I'd like to do something much simpler. Just a simple GPS beacon that can be tracked online by anyone. I need to come up with a vessel and a power source. Most likely a solar cell with a lead acid or lithium battery. I also need to find a compatible gps beacon, and will be sending emails to lots of gps companies with my idea to see if anyone has something that would work good. I'm open to all suggestions and ideas. I'll be placing my bot in the gulf of mexico, provided I can get everything working properly, with the hopes that it'll eventually make it into the Atlantic.
Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:42 PM
Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:24 PM
That is an amazing idea though.. ^__^
ΝΙΨΟΝ ΑΝΟΜΗΜΑΤΑ ΜΗ ΜΟΝΑΝ ΟΨΙΝ
Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:36 PM
Thanks, I'm trying to send emails to companies and people who know about the different parts I need. I'm really hoping I could get a gps company or something to sponsor this, but even if not, it shouldn't cost too much to build.
Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:07 PM
knowing your luck, that thing will end up beaching 50 ft to the left a couple days later >.>
fixed that for ya
Every time I hear those words out of your mouth, I panic a lot.
Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:10 PM
I'm trying to figure out a simple, compass based rudder system too, to make sure it keeps going east.
Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:13 PM
also, i'd suggest doing research into the currents of the gulf, see when it's at it's calmest during the year to plan accordingly.
also, avoid hurricane season >___>
Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:20 PM
Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:26 PM
plus, it's the gulf. overcast >.>
Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:29 PM
I was going to use one of the car tracking ones. >.>
Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:37 PM
also, your ads here are freaking me out >.> why all the addiction and drug treatment ads? <.<
Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:55 PM
I dunno, I keep getting them too.
Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:05 PM
they're subliminal messages. i haven't slept at all, must be a drug problem >.> or drugs will fix that. one of those two
Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:12 PM
seriously, though >.> every time i go to lay down, i can't sleep. it stinks
Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:18 PM
like the ads?
also, think about telling me to eat for a few seconds >.>