Now that I have my GPS issues all wrapped up I thought I’d share the project the whole family is working on.
It’s hide and seek. We’re combining GPS with XBee mesh networking to create an insane 4mile radius game of hide and seek.
It starts off like a bit of reverse geocaching, letting you know how far away from other players you are without giving you and exact location or even direction. And then we add to it.
XBee will update everyones GPS data as well as allow for messages between players. Love to taunt the seeker. We’re also adding radio tuners. As you gain points by playing you unlock abilities or one time use items.
For example you could unlock an item that let’s you activate nearby player radios so you can search for them by sound. Or an “EMP” which overrides the GPS data for a couple of minutes blinding the seeker.
We even thought of having a single player mode where the system will pick a random location within a given distance for you to find.
I’m going to need to order up some more gear to make 4 of these, but I’m hoping to have 2 functional by the end of the year or early 2014.
I’ll keep this thread updated with pictures and video as I go along.