The desire to become a better surfer
What it does
We built a wearable learning tool to teach beginner surfers how to catch waves.
How I built it
LinkIt One, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, GPS, temperature sensor, vibrator/buzzer, LCD.
We have sensors in the front of the board that measure paddle speed, surfboard angle, temperature of water, and GPS. The sensors communicate with 1) the LCD display in the front of the board to indicate surf conditions, and 2) the buzzer attached to the leash to tell surfers when to stand up.
Challenges I ran into
Gyroscope not working.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
What I learned
Hackathons are awesome!
What's next for Surfbot
Multidimensional sensors Bluetooth technology Waterproofing Communicaing with surf websites to upload and retrieve data Integrating with smartphone apps