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I need the help of ScubaBoard to develop a new safety device

Discussion in 'Research and Development' started by ADA_JIM, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. mmmbelows

    mmmbelows Regular of the Pub

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    Really love all the underwater noises from divers... shakers, rattlers, quackers, tank bangers.. on some dives it's a regular underwater garage band going on...
     
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  2. JohnN

    JohnN Solo Diver

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    I (fortunately) can't hear my Suunto when it beeps at me. A 7mm hood is a pretty effective sound insulator :rofl3:
     
  3. BCSGratefulDiver

    BCSGratefulDiver Mental toss flycoon ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The problem with noisemakers is that people tend to overuse them ... and subsequently their dive buddies tend to tune them out ...

    ... Bob (Grateful Diver)
     
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  4. tarponchik

    tarponchik Loggerhead Turtle

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    People always overuse whatever new toy they got.
     
  5. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

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    Or take them from the buddy and throw them away, break them, or beat them with it.:wink:

    As far as a safety standard? Screw that. Something like that just encourages poor buddy skills, poor navigation skills, and if any agency mandated I'd stay as far away from that agency and their divers as I could.
     
  6. giffenk

    giffenk Great White

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    Maybe you would get more helpful feedback if you more clearly stated the problem you are trying to solve.

    You have provided a set of fancy gizmo features that appear to solve the same problem as 8 feet of bungy cord.

    Are you developing a dive computer as well? If not this is a non starter since there is no "universal" way to interface any kind of external sensor to every dive computer. A sensor by itself is useless.

    The "digital ping" idea appears to be impractical from a packaging point of view. How would you activate it? If standalone then the sensor needs a button. The button needs to be waterproof. Waterproof is difficult, bulky and expensive. You could encapsulate it in a waterproof baggy and then squeeze the bag to activate (my uwatec aladin uses this concept to momentarily turn on the screen backlight.

    There seems to be a large number of practical issues that have been ignored.
     
  7. giffenk

    giffenk Great White

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    you may also be able to learn a little by becoming familiar with the history of other similar products like the Uwatec Neverlost Gearing Up
     
  8. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid idling in neutral buoyancy

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    Hence the electric shock idea.
     
  9. FireMedicATL

    FireMedicATL Solo Diver

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    So, like a string? but a fancy electronic expensive string that won't stop it from falling, just tell you that it fell?
    Sounds reasonable.
     
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  10. giffenk

    giffenk Great White

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