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GPSage in a bottle

Track its path around the world's oceans
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A sturdy buoyant waterproof GPS device covered in solar panels that sends its location back to a central server. Clients go to the web page to track their individual pod's progress. A perfect christmas gift idea.
lukecleland, Feb 01 2006

Here you go [neilp] http://www.inetours...Cove-Scuba_5963.jpg
I even found a picture of a freediver getting ready to jump in [normzone, Feb 01 2006]

Oceanographic probe http://www.rgetter....icles/argo/argo.htm
Vaguely bottle-shaped. [coprocephalous, Feb 01 2006]


I'll send an SMS to the world
I'll send an SMS to the world
I hope that someone gets my
GPSage in a bottle</singing>
neilp, Feb 01 2006

       Well, it would constitute an illegal fishtrap in my local waters, but I'd like a lure on the bottom of mine and will it please call me when it's caught something? Thank you.
normzone, Feb 01 2006

       <thoughts of [normzone]'s local waters />
neilp, Feb 01 2006

       I'm not sure about 'Bottle' to satellite communications. As a variation, the idea could also be for a GPS receiver that logs. On washing ashore, the finder can return for a reward. Just need a cheap receiver...and plenty of them.
Ling, Feb 01 2006

       I like the idea, particularly with Ling's variations. [+]
st3f, Feb 01 2006

       Such devices exist in the form of probes floated in the oceans to sample temperature and salinity and ocean currents. Some are even capable of submerging and resurfacing.
sp "sturdy"
coprocephalous, Feb 01 2006


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