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#41 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:11 AM

More than likely.

The problem now is that all the gps trackers I can find use cell towers to transmit the information back, so although they will be able to read where it's at out at see, it won't get transmitted back to us until get gets close to a continent again.
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:15 PM

Building your own desk is a great thing to do, but I think it deserves it's own topic since that's really not relevant to this.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 08:25 AM

It would be cool if you could put a camera in it. So you can actually see where it goes (sea the see haha). Then you could use that as a backdrop to give a speech on exploration and global warming at a science exposition in Belgium. Oh my yes.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 08:28 AM

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I like the way you think. :P
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:09 PM

I have an idea

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I think he's bluffing

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:40 PM

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Looks like pretty good coverage. >.>
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 03:00 PM

Poor south africa

things just never go their way :lol:

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 03:07 PM

Yeah, but it won't be going there anyways. >.>
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Posted 25 June 2014 - 05:18 PM

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I'm looking for ways to use an Arduino or similar to navigate something through the above course. I believe there is a GPS system for Arduino that could work. I'm also considering a sun dial like structure that matches shadows to an internal clock. I'd like any other suggestions you may have.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 10:10 PM

I'm looking for ways to use an Arduino or similar to navigate something through the above course. I believe there is a GPS system for Arduino that could work. I'm also considering a sun dial like structure that matches shadows to an internal clock. I'd like any other suggestions you may have.

This seems like it could be really cool but:

If I understand correctly, the sundial system sounds far too finicky for a trip this far. Why exactly would it be necessary?

 

Also, just curious, why this course specifically? 


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 10:52 PM

Also, just curious, why this course specifically? 

 

Taking rum to Gol.

 

I'm also considering a sun dial like structure that matches shadows to an internal clock.

 

Like, if the shadow is X length at Y time in Z direction you're at A,B? That's a nifty idea.


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 12:10 AM

Taking rum to Gol.

 

 

Like, if the shadow is X length at Y time in Z direction you're at A,B? That's a nifty idea.

So as an alternative to the gps? Sounds interesting.


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 05:46 AM

This seems like it could be really cool but:

If I understand correctly, the sundial system sounds far too finicky for a trip this far. Why exactly would it be necessary?

 

Also, just curious, why this course specifically? 

Originally I thought it might be more reliable, but the more I consider it, the less I believe that to be the truth. As far as the course, that seems to be the most unobstructed path from my location to England.

 

 

Taking rum to Gol.

 

 

Like, if the shadow is X length at Y time in Z direction you're at A,B? That's a nifty idea.

Koolaid, actually. >.>


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 06:51 AM

>w> lemon koolaid?

 

Also you could pilot it with specially trained ant sailors? I dunno I know nothing about robotics.


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:04 AM

A whole box. >.>

 

Actually, how hard is it to access that side of the island, should I be able to bump into a beach there? I'm still doing the math on what I can get away with using around 30w a day. Landing it across the Atlantic was my original goal, but I wouldn't mind going full on Opportunity with it and let it run until everything stops. 


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:44 AM

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 11:22 AM

What you gotta remember is that nigh on everything about the sea around Britain is dictate by the ever-shifting Atlantic currents. The Gulf Stream, the North Atlantic Current and the North Sea Current if you manage to make it through the channel or around Scotland. Beaches comprise most of the British shoreline and what portions aren't beach are steep cliff faces and scraggy outcrops. Sometimes a transition can be made between beach and cliff in a matter of metres. :P

 

Also a crate sounds good...I've taken to putting vodka in my koolaid atm, yum. >w>


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 11:47 AM

Yeah, I might just let it follow currents until the end of it's life then. Gulf stream up and around, then back down africa's coast and so on.


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 11:50 AM

You know what would be amazing is to attach cameras to it and hook it up to some sort of live streaming programme. X3

 

People come onto the site, watch and donate and shizz. B)


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 12:29 PM

Jaz told me the same thing. I don't have the resources to have an uplink across the atlantic, or supply the power that would need. Best I can do is use a SPOT to make a GPS map of where it's at. 


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