Idea for Openmoko application: Tide updates

Al Johnson openmoko at
Thu Sep 18 10:57:19 CEST 2008

On Wednesday 17 September 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)

Even better with a sensor pack for wind speed and direction, heading and speed 
through the water.

I've been looking at the otterbox cases, but a rugged waterproof set of 
alternative plastics would be even better. Does anyone know if there's a 
rapid prototyping equivalent of multishot moulding?

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