a little background, I’m a .Net developer, and have done a fair bit of tinkering with the likes for fez panda, fez spider etc, but I am a novice when it comes to electronics.
Now, my idea
I want to be able to ‘search’ for an item (not using GPS if possible, to keep cost down).
The purpose of this is that it would be for an airsoft prop.
there would be many transmitters out in the field, and I would like to have a device that can ‘find’ them.(IE: it can tell you what direction its in - if your close enough)
the obvious answer is wireless with a directional antenna on the ‘searching’ device, using signal strength as your guide.
it would only need to be bi directional (IE: the ‘searching’ device doesn’t talk back)
I’m doing a very poor job at explaining this, so let me know if there are any points you want cleared up.
My question is this, is there something stupid I’m overlooking that would do the same/similar thing easier?