The goal here is to solve the problem I have when I come out of the subway and don't know which direction is North.
Software I'm going to be grabbing stuff off the arduino playground site... I'll need help
I'm working on a similar project for my directionally disabled friend. The pieces we are looking at are:
My expectation is that we'll put this into a belt, with the electronics mostly on the side (for the prototype), and the vibe board on the back. The system should pump out a short vibration whenever the compass passes north, but fade if you keep your body oriented that direction.
I want to keep the system as simple as possible, as my hope is that by putting this into a belt instead of something like a watch where a person consciously 'aims' it, eventually the knowledge of where north is will start to become subconscious for the wearer (at least in localities where the belt has been worn)
- Devon Jones