Idea for Openmoko application: Tide updates

Michael Shiloh michael at
Thu Sep 18 05:38:53 CEST 2008

Crane, Matthew wrote:
> I'm from the coast, into surf/sailing.  
> Ideas: 
> - openmoko attached to bouys, phones home with bouy angle, wave forces
> - openmoko race application, allow other boats to watch speed, position,
> and accel forces on race participants (would be cool to see graphic of
> boat hitting waves and the angle while close hauled, other boats could
> view visualization when a gust hits a competitor)
> - openmoko in moored yacht, alert/webserve info on forces on boat,
> similar detect if boat is drifting away from mooring 

+1! Great ideas. I think there is enough material here and in the 
previous emails to put together a pre-project, either on projects or as 
a wiki wishlist item.


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