Date: Sun Jul 8 01:50:08 2007

Author: Eric Ayars

Subject: Re: To fill the quietness - GPS

Post:

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One thing I would suggest, from personal experience, is to check the =20
expected battery life and compare it with your expected use duration. =20=

The Foretrex 101, for example, is great for an afternoon of =20
geocaching with my kids: but on a backpacking trip its 5-hour battery =20=

life is useless for anything more than "Where are we right now, good, =20=

turn it off again to save power." I would prefer something with more =20
than a whelk's chance in a supernova* of mapping where I've been for =20
a weekend's worth of hiking.

Ideally, I'd like something with the form factor of a cheap casio =20
watch, a 72-hour battery life, an antenna that can figure out where I =20=

am while I'm hiking through a redwood grove, and Mac-compatible =20
software. Oh, and under $200, please. :-)

This has nothing to do with voice directions and re-routing, of =20
course. In fact, if you're concerned with those you're probably =20
plugging it in to your car anyway and don't care about battery life. =20
It's just been on my mind, recently, what with this being summer and =20
all...

-Eric "Where shall we go next weekend?" Ayars
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Dr. Eric Ayars
Assistant Professor of Physics
California State University, Chico
ayars@mailaps.org

*I miss Douglas Adams...

On Jul 7, 2007, at 4:16 AM, Richard Heckathorn wrote:

> Greetings,
>
>
> I am need of purchasing a GPS for my direction challenged wife. I=92m =20=

> not interested inmp3 players etc. I just want the basic GPS with =20
> voice directions and re-routing option. There are so many out =20
> there. Any great suggestions?
>
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
>
> Dick
>
>
>
> Helping teachers who facilitate, motivating students who learn.
>
> Dick Heckathorn 14665 Pawnee Trail Middleburg Hts, OH 44130 =20
> 440-826-0834
>
> www.cvcaroyals.org/~rheckathorn/
>
> Adjunct Physics Teacher - Baldwin Wallace College
>
> Physics is learning how to communicate with ones environment so =20
> that it will talk back.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [mailto:tap-l-=20
> owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On Behalf Of Cudnik,Brian
> Sent: Friday, July 06, 2007 4:23 PM
> To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> Subject: Re: [tap-l] Why So Quiet?
>
>
> Nope=85just too busy working, finishing up summer programs, doing end-=20=

> of-the-fiscal year spending, preparing five year reports, re-=20
> organizing our demonstration lists, and getting the labs in order =20
> for the fall semester before going to the AAPT meeting on July 27th=85=20=

> And getting all the last minute assignments, papers, and exams =20
> graded so I can calculate grades and get them in before the =20
> deadline for my solar system astronomy class from Summer Session I=85
>
>
> Retirement? Probably between 2035 and 2042.
>
>
> Oh=85here=92s one question I need to get info on=85is anyone working =
with =20
> LEGO Mindstorms at the college level in their labs? (For more =20
> information go to mindstorms.lego.com) I had been searching for the =20=

> past several weeks for products in addition to their new NXT =20
> robotic brain that colleges and universities are using. My =20
> supervisor is convinced that there is something specifically for =20
> the college level, and not the NXT stuff (which on the box states =20
> =93ages 8+=94 which he does not like) and I am finding out/gathering =20=

> evidence to the contrary.
>
>
> Thanks in advance=85
>
>
> Brian Cudnik
>
> Lab Manager, Department of Physics
>
> Prairie View A&M University
>
>
> From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [mailto:tap-l-=20
> owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On Behalf Of Gerald Zani
> Sent: Friday, July 06, 2007 2:15 PM
> To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> Subject: [tap-l] Why So Quiet?
>
>
> Is Everybody on vacation or something????????
>
> Or did everyone retire with Zig-i? -- J
>
>


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Ideally, I'd like something =
with the form factor of a cheap casio watch, a 72-hour battery life, an =
antenna that can figure out where I am while I'm hiking through a =
redwood grove, and Mac-compatible software. Oh, and under $200, please. =
:-)=A0This =
has nothing to do with voice directions and re-routing, of course. In =
fact, if you're concerned with those you're probably plugging it in to =
your car anyway and don't care about battery life. It's just been on my =
mind, recently, what with this being summer and all...-Eric "Where shall we go =
next weekend?" Ayars ayars@mailaps.org *I miss Douglas =
Adams...On Jul 7, 2007, at 4:16 AM, Richard =
Heckathorn wrote:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu =
[mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.e=
du] tap-l@lists.ncsu.edutap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu =
[mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.e=
du] tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu=

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