Inertial navigation peripheral/101608

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User requirements

  • USB connection
    • power and data
  • rugged production design
  • production design
    • smaller than 3"x3"x1"
  • INS capable of tracking heading and travel in 3D (2.5D?) with 75% accuracy

Naming

Every good project/design needs a name!

Suggestion: come up with words that describe our project and then combine them.

  • fall
  • pic
  • image
  • box
  • dingle
  • walk
  • run
  • move
  • step
  • pedo
  • tag
  • foot
  • shoe
  • world
  • sketch
  • draw
  • paint
  • picture
  • graph
  • ink
  • space
  • mesh
  • motion

Suggested names:

  • pedograph
  • pedoscope
  • inkstep
  • inktag
  • SQUID
  • motionbox
  • funbox ("yayyyy")
  • motion activated dinglecube
  • footstep ("...that's already a word")
  • dinglestep
  • failbox
  • track and hack
  • locograph
  • locometer

Winner: locograph

Physical form

How will we actually attach this to the XO?

Considerations:

  • connection cord length/placement
  • cannot interfere with rotation of screen
  • stability when running
  • shouldn't make laptop difficult to hold

Ideas:

  • attach to wireless antenna
  • attach to handle and have a spiraled "phone cord" USB cable
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