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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:01 pm    Post subject: Students Create Navigation System That Uses The Sun Reply with quote

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A team of design and engineering students from Imperial College and the RCA have developed an open-source navigation system that relies on the sun instead of GPS satellites.

Named Aweigh, the system is similar to the way in which a sextant, used for hundred of years as a navigation tool, works. Aweigh can also be used on cloudy days, requires no internet connection to operate and, unlike satellite navigation, cannot be jammed or spoofed!

The prototype has a Raspberry Pi computer at its core but the designers hope that others will take the open source design and develop it further. Full instructions on how to build your own are provided.

Source: aweigh.io

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't you think it is an unfortunate coincidence that the system is named Aweigh in light of the current hoo hah about Huawei? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What if you are traveling at night? Will we need a system to navigate by the stars?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They’re students, they don’t think of things like that!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A sun SatNav would be fine for me, I don't go out after lights out. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm. I'm not allowed sharp things - even my new(ish) plastic teeth are blunt. Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kremmen wrote:
A sun SatNav would be fine for me, I don't go out after lights out. Smile
And I thought that it was during the day that you 'rested' in your nice warm coffin K.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's just how I feel sometimes Smile
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