+PopUpPirate Posted April 1, 2008 Share Posted April 1, 2008 Been caching with the Nokia N95 for a bit now, as per other threads on here, stunning bit of kit. Never thought the Nintendo DS would be capable as a caching device but with the advent of DS Navigator it's yet another way into the market, with a neat twist. The DS has a built-in wireless networking bit of kit, that is used for Pictochat, I don't know if it's WLAN or Bluetooth or something uniquely Nintendo, but as all DS owners know, you can chat to other DS'ers and file share, play games against each other, etc. Found out about it first at the camping events last year - the younger members of The Cache Hoppers, Great Redmondo, Ollies and others were all DS-mad! It was debuted at the fab Talkin Cachin event earlier in the week, down in deepest, darkest Somerset, after a tip-off. Anyway, the range of connection is something else - not necessarily to play games, but just to make a connection. By connecting to 3 other devices, and a bit of clever trigonometry / triangulation (whatever it is - did you ever need SOHCAHTOA after school?) it can pinpoint your location. Exactly. To within a couple of feet, surprisingly. Those whizzes over the pond - ie, Norway - have harnessed this to create DS Navigator. I've tried it out tonight - admittedly to a previously found cache, and all I can say is WOW. It's not SIRF3, technically, but accuracy-wise, it certainly seemed to be as good as. Memory Map using PPC-Emu worked a treat, too, though we used the propeitary navigation software to point the way!! Screenshots attached. That's obviously Memory Map, and this is DS Navigator. Quote Link to comment
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