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Old 09-30-2014, 06:21 AM
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Hey everyone!

We're currently developing this small, water resistant IoT product which can be used for monitoring and tracking different things, onshore and offshore. The idea is that the user could develop the product further to get more use out of it.

To make the product better, we're trying to reach out to people with specific interest and knowledge to find out what (if anything) a product like this could be used for. What sensors or other features would you find most useful?

The proposed sensors at the moment are:

3D Accelerometer
A-GPS Location
Temperature
Humidity
Pressure
Gyroscope
Magnetometer
Ambient Light Sensor

We appreciate any and all help, and opinions, you can give!
Old 09-30-2014, 06:54 AM
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Is this a stand alone unit, (no computer). A logger that records NMEA 0813 data in the RS232 format would be useful. I would like to log GPS and Depth. The data could be used to make small scale charts
Old 09-30-2014, 07:08 AM
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Geo Fence capability, remote arming/disarming.
Old 10-01-2014, 05:38 AM
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Hey, thanks for your message! Yes, it's a stand alone unit. Transmitting RS232 data is possible through the micro USB connection when using a suitable adapter. Could you give more details about your device setup?
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Could you make a small version for go karts along with an app to collaborate the data? This would be awesome! Check out the Mychron 4 to see what I am talking about.
Old 10-02-2014, 12:07 AM
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Hey that's actually a really cool idea!

We're making the thing as small as possible (pocket-sized), so i don't see why you couldn't use it for go-karts as well. The app we're currently developing provides some basic functionality but we're also releasing almost all our source code as open source so the user will be able to develop the product further to get more out of it.
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DC Voltage is a must have. Perhaps more than one for multiple battery banks. Sign me up. I want one.
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bluetooth connectivity to a fuel flow meter.
Old 10-03-2014, 01:17 AM
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Thanks for your comment HDRyder999! DC voltage shouldn't be an issue, the device comes with a micro usb 2.0 you can connect to. The battery life is gonna be good though, it should last from two weeks up to a year depending on the use.

bigdogeh the device will have BT 4.1. In addition to that, the current connectivity specs include 2G Quadband GPRS and WLAN.
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Originally Posted by kaisat View Post
Thanks for your comment HDRyder999! DC voltage shouldn't be an issue, the device comes with a micro usb 2.0 you can connect to. The battery life is gonna be good though, it should last from two weeks up to a year depending on the use.

bigdogeh the device will have BT 4.1. In addition to that, the current connectivity specs include 2G Quadband GPRS and WLAN.
I think he means monitoring different DC voltages, not powering the unit via DC voltage.
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Originally Posted by chainsaw42 View Post
I think he means monitoring different DC voltages, not powering the unit via DC voltage.
Absolutely, monitor one or more DC voltages. That would be a number one priority for me.
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Sorry my bad! In that case unfortunately the device won't do the trick. But if you want, I'd be happy to let you know how we progress anyway.
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I've seen Arduino voltage sensors available for about $1.00. Could one or more of these be added? A simple voltage present detector would be handy to determine bilge pump activity or high water alarm, too.
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Let's see. Could you give me an example of the sensor you have in mind? Maybe a link?
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How about something like that?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1pc-New-Stan...item58a7df550e
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Ok now I see. The maximum input voltage for this device is 3 V , so if the input voltage doesn't exceed that (3 V x 5= 15 V) , then a sensor like that can be added. (Assuming the sensor you referred to is like the one I found here:
http://www.emartee.com/product/42082...o%20Compatible)
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I believe 3vdc is the operating voltage. It appears the sensing range is 0 to 25vdc. I could be wrong, I haven't experimented with one of those.
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Originally Posted by HDRyder999 View Post
I believe 3vdc is the operating voltage. It appears the sensing range is 0 to 25vdc. I could be wrong, I haven't experimented with one of those.
the sense is 5 x supply voltage...
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Hey guys!

Just thought I'd let you know that we finally got our product page up. If you want to see a more detailed spec sheet, it's available on our website at http://thingsee.com/.
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I looked into this a few years ago. Wanted to have sensors for salinity and dissolved oxygen and turbidity. You can buy these off the shelf from some science vendors for pretty cheap. They build them for aquariums now and are pretty much plug and play in an arduino now. It would be neat to be able to color code your GPS track by salinity, temp, clarity or other things.

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