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StickNfind - The greatest thing ever invented.

Postby badfinger » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:45 am

Found this the other day, and thought of the disc golf community:

http://www.indiegogo.com/sticknfind
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Re: StickNfind - The greatest thing ever invented.

Postby Varsi » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:26 am

Ooh. Someone has finally made stuff like those. I've been thinking of designing something like that but wasn't quite sure what technologies to use.
Even bluetooth should be good enough if you know the approximate location of the disc.
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Re: StickNfind - The greatest thing ever invented.

Postby turso » Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:50 am

4.5mm, 5 grams. Not too bad. Not waterproof though, so gonna need extra protection for that. I'd see myself using this during the winter. Pretty expensive though. 50 bucks + postage for 2 after the kickstarter ends.
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Re: StickNfind - The greatest thing ever invented.

Postby discspeed » Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:02 am

This is an encouraging start...Lets just hope they catch on so they get smaller and cheaper.
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Re: StickNfind - The greatest thing ever invented.

Postby iacas » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:33 am

I "supported" with the $150 for 10 option. I'm splitting the order with a friend.

Probably won't use them at all for disc golf, but they should come in handy when the wife loses her keys... though ideally she'll stop losing her phone quite so often. :)
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Re: StickNfind - The greatest thing ever invented.

Postby turso » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:49 am

Strip some of the features unnecessary for disc golf and it'll be half the size and weight. Just rip off the light and the buzzer.
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Re: StickNfind - The greatest thing ever invented.

Postby Chuck Kennedy » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:51 am

You want the light and buzzer for night golf location.
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Re: StickNfind - The greatest thing ever invented.

Postby turso » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:53 pm

Chuck Kennedy wrote:You want the light and buzzer for night golf location.


I'd still use a regular led layout for night golf.
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Re: StickNfind - The greatest thing ever invented.

Postby badfinger » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:51 pm

I sent an email and link to Innova. I hope someone partners with this company to implement in-bedded technology directly to the disk.
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Re: StickNfind - The greatest thing ever invented.

Postby Chuck Kennedy » Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:10 pm

They won't do it formally until the PDGA revises the specs to allow that development. And we're working on it. Providing the recent waiver to allow taping the LEDs on for night golf was the first step.
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Re: StickNfind - The greatest thing ever invented.

Postby inthedrift » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:04 am

I just returned from a round of "Wednesday Night Lights", our weekly glow doubles league. We received almost a foot of snow today but still had 11 people show up to throw. The led-lit discs illuminated the snow quite well unless they went too deep. It's awesome that something I had dreamed of 2 winters ago is now a reality and we're tossing discs around in the dark into a foot of snow. Technologies like these will only increase the opportunities for people to enjoy DG even more.

Oh, my partner and I tied for 1st at -10 with our card-mates but lost on the first playoff hole. He got really hot with the putter for a while and my tee game complemented it perfectly. We reeled off 8 birds in a row.

Anyway...can't wait to see this tech become streamlined for DG use...and get a bit cheaper :shock:
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Re: StickNfind - The greatest thing ever invented.

Postby turso » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:40 am

You dreamed playing in the snow? Boy we have different priorities. I hope it'll never snow in finland again.
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Re: StickNfind - The greatest thing ever invented.

Postby JR » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:19 am

This month has been all snowing even more after a foot in a day and there's plenty more coming now. It looks like the third balls deep snow winter in a row here in the south of Finland. It's unfair because it seems that for most of Finland has less snow grr... Again.
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Re: StickNfind - The greatest thing ever invented.

Postby inthedrift » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:55 pm

turso wrote:You dreamed playing in the snow? Boy we have different priorities. I hope it'll never snow in finland again.


What I meant was I dreamed that we'd be playing a glow league in the snow. Crazy, but it's Alaska in the winter so disc golfers gotta do what we gotta do. Winter's too long to stop playing 8)
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Re: StickNfind - The greatest thing ever invented.

Postby Chuck Kennedy » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:16 pm

JR wrote:It looks like the third balls deep now winter in a row here in the south of Finland.

Is that some sort of metric measurement? ;)
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