"Kid finder"

"Kid finder"
« on: January 12, 2014, 01:12:00 PM »
I have to start by saying that there are similar products on the market but I'm taking a different approach.

What I am trying to make is a "kid finder". My first idea is of a wrist watch with Bluetooth, GPS and Wifi. Different to other products is that 1) this is a finder, not to keep track of your kids, 2) anti tampering, other products are easily removed by anyone.

I want to also include accelometer and health related add-ons such as heart rate, temperature, etc.

Ten watch will connect to Mac, Android, etc. I also want to create a parent version that connects to the child's.

I have the idea, just not the funding to start a prototype.

Re: "Kid finder"
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2014, 01:28:40 AM »
Ken made a cat tracker for his cat, kind of similar to what you want to do.

All those devices will eat up you battery. I think Ken programmed it to sleep a lot and every so often it will turn on, record location, look for open connections, report home, then go back to sleep.

"Tamper resistant" and "kids", I can't help you there! :) Maybe decorate it with the kids favorite cartoon so that they want to wear it.

Oh here's the link: https://makezine.com/projects/make-37/gps-cat-tracker-2/