Talking Tape

Adhesive-backed network connection, global positioning, voice synthesis and speakers. (Read the full article)

"Wouldn't have to use GPS. If the first taped part was put in correct position and told such, a simpler local wireless communication between tape pieces could triangulate position and determine correct placement. This sort of thing is a great system, and I've used something very like it in the virtual world of Second Life. (Look me up there if you get curious. I'm "Tiger Crossing") If the tape could figure out what it was wrapped around via tactile sensors and the shape it takes, then even the hand scanner could be skipped. Or just build the data in. Bricks with RFID tags... :)"
(Nonsanity 6/22/2005 10:18:06 PM )
"Actually, there are a number of technologies currently available to augment the accuracy of GPS, including using a local known-good value, as mentioned above. Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPS#Accuracy"
( 9/23/2006 2:59:04 AM )
"what is it??"
(beautiful 1/25/2010 10:23:02 AM )

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