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Kevin.Jackson
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re: MEMS enters world of precision archery
Kevin.Jackson   1/4/2012 2:06:49 PM
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I don't know, I like selinz' idea.

nicolas.mokhoff
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re: MEMS enters world of precision archery
nicolas.mokhoff   11/29/2011 2:00:56 PM
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Great idea; I wonder though if the brief flight of the arrow can be powered efficiently with energy harvesting techniques. For instance, the company suggests that at 400 ft/sec launch speed the maximum range for the arrow is 95 yards. For more info see this paper: http://www.velocitip.com/Documents/IEEE_Sensors2011.pdf

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re: MEMS enters world of precision archery
GREAT-Terry   11/29/2011 5:45:47 AM
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A very interesting product idea! How about adding energy harvesting stuff to get "free energy" from the motion? It will be cool if the arrow doesn't need any battery at all.

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re: MEMS enters world of precision archery
Dave.Dykstra   11/29/2011 5:44:31 AM
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Sounds to me like it is intended largely for arrow manufacturers where they can use the data to make improvements to their arrows. And since many archers make their own arrows that would apply to them as well where they can now make improvements "on-the-fly".

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Robotics Developer   11/28/2011 11:43:58 PM
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I wonder what kind of analysis is possible with this system? Is is just the 3 axis measurements and what if any zeroing/recalibration is possible before each flight? It would be nice to add sensors to the ends of the bow to fully monitor the bow/arrow performance - especially if there was some way to synchronize the multiple sensors data logs.

nicolas.mokhoff
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re: MEMS enters world of precision archery
nicolas.mokhoff   11/28/2011 11:19:26 PM
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I think this is aimed at target archery. It's a fascinating global sport as described in this wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Target_archery

selinz
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re: MEMS enters world of precision archery
selinz   11/28/2011 9:01:11 PM
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Cool stuff. I suppose with would be neat to clean off the blood and guts from the tip, mount it on the USB dock, and check out what happened as it gutted an elk...

nicolas.mokhoff
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re: MEMS enters world of precision archery
nicolas.mokhoff   11/28/2011 8:37:34 PM
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Himanshu_Gupta: the company quotes the system at $1100, not really up the alley for the average person in a developing country. But then archery is not your everyday sport even in developed countries.

wilber_xbox
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re: MEMS enters world of precision archery
wilber_xbox   11/28/2011 5:32:15 PM
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pretty cool application in archery. i hope that its not expensive so that sportsperson from the developing countries could also afford it.



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