Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...

Air Bud /
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So I think we can all agree on some basic principles behind this project:

- most police don't take moped owners seriously, and telling them you've installed a high-tech tracking device on a moped would probably only make things worse, so any kind of tracking device should be something you could track yourself.

- GPS or any other sattelite system is too expensive to make it worth putting on anything less than a collector's item.

- the homing device should have it's own power source, since the primary use for this is for vehicles to small/simple to have onboard power (although possibly using the magneto to charge the power source)

- problems with rf trackers would include interference from buildings as well as other radio signals, and a limited range of operation (although the limited speed at which one could steal a bicycle or moped would make them idea for radio tracking as opposed to more powerful GPS)

- unlike lojack or onstar, what bike owners need is a simple concealable device that would afford us a modest window of time in which we could track down our bike and get it back, either by reporting to the police, or more likely, just taking it back.

I had the idea to build a tampon-sized rocket radio that ran on a AA or AAA battery, and you could hide it in the tubes of your handlebars, take it out and replace the batteries ever few weeks or so, or have some way of discreetly switching it on when you park.

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  No Country For Old Men-Style...Topic by: Air Bud Air Bud 05/11/08 03:29AM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: Perfekt Timing Angel Perfekt Timing Angel 05/11/08 03:32AM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: Air Bud Air Bud 05/11/08 03:45AM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: ogt92 ogt92 05/11/08 03:53AM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: Air Bud Air Bud 05/11/08 04:02AM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: I.R.E. Mike Pee I.R.E. Mike Pee 05/11/08 04:55AM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: finny finny 05/11/08 05:26AM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: Edward Richardson Edward Richardson 05/11/08 09:57AM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: Graham Motzing Graham Motzing 05/11/08 12:35PM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: ogt92 ogt92 05/11/08 12:52PM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: N Wesley N Wesley 05/11/08 12:45PM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: JJW JJW 05/11/08 12:54PM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: ogt92 ogt92 05/11/08 01:02PM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: Steamboat Aka J. R. Stevens Steamboat Aka J. R. Stevens 05/11/08 01:06PM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: CyberHazard CyberHazard 05/11/08 01:11PM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: Vimy Ridgeway Vimy Ridgeway 05/11/08 02:14PM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: Air Bud Air Bud 05/11/08 03:47PM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: Mike Bartell Mike Bartell 05/11/08 04:10PM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: Air Bud Air Bud 05/11/08 04:51PM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: Vimy Ridgeway Vimy Ridgeway 05/11/08 04:54PM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: Air Bud Air Bud 05/11/08 06:18PM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: ogt92 ogt92 05/11/08 09:29PM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: Air Bud Air Bud 05/12/08 01:30PM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: Mark Ryan Mark Ryan 05/11/08 11:18PM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: pehuskey pehuskey 05/11/08 11:54PM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: MadtownMick MadtownMick 05/12/08 12:03AM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: JCG JCG 05/12/08 11:12AM
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  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: Air Bud Air Bud 05/12/08 03:44PM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: Flagrant - Flagrant - 05/12/08 04:32PM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: pehuskey pehuskey 05/12/08 05:53PM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: Air Bud Air Bud 05/12/08 07:04PM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: Scott Scott 05/12/08 07:46PM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: Air Bud Air Bud 05/13/08 01:07AM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: ogt92 ogt92 05/15/08 01:40AM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: Air Bud Air Bud 05/15/08 03:22AM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: keller_stephen keller_stephen 05/15/08 05:19AM
  Re: No Country For Old Men-Style...Re: Kuro Neko Neko Kuro Neko Neko 05/15/08 06:27AM
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