Data Gathering Prototype [Concept 0.2]

A project log for Data Generated Surfboards

An on board sensor system which gathers data while you surf and uses it to manufacture custom one off surfboards.

DARK-labsDARK-labs 08/24/2019 at 23:070 Comments


“An inertial measurement unit is an electronic device that measures and reports a body's specific force, angular rate, and sometimes the magnetic field surrounding the body, using a combination of accelerometers and gyroscopes and also magnetometers.”Source The IMU's purpose is to give us a signal that can be used to identify what the surfer is performing on the wave. Much like in a smart phone the device is capable of capturing and identifying 9 degrees of movement.

Brain housing 1 grey

fig.3 Embedded in board module Second generation hardware system. Used to collect working data for the generated shape. [In Development]

FSR Sensor network Fiberglassed into the surfboard