WarBlading II … going on III …
So a couple weeks back – before my two week long set of business trips, I headed out WarBlading again. This time I had a couple of objectives:
- wear the unit outside of the pack to see if the unit would run cooler.
- use the Olympus/Xybernaut Head-Mounted Display (HMD) that I have.
The unit ran cooler … actually all night on the single ElectroVaya battery … however I had to use the tablet display since I couldn’t get a pointing device working! It sucked!
The issue with the pointing device is that Windows 2000 would keep freaking out with the GPS and Mouse connected at the same time. I wanted to skate and had to bail.
So this Thursday will be it … I bought a new USB “miniature hand trackball” that you use with your thumb. I’m going to install it and see if that works better … we’ll see.
I also got my 2.4Ghz radios working with Win2k … so that I can see if we can do some “peer to peer” wireless exchange of GPS location information. While I was on the business trip last week, I was able to spend a lot of time, while we were driving up and down the northeast coast, working on my “waypointer” application. I am adding the “target” tab so that I can store a set of “waypoints” that I want to keep track of. While writing this I just realized that I want to have a “track on/off” capability to keep entries in this table whether I am tracking them or not … duh!
The last area of interest is the new pack. I found a great pack at REI that is made by North Face. It has a completely ventilated rear pocket that is perfect for the wearable … good cooling.
More later … and I’m making great progress with the HX2002 … I’m hoping to have some info on the web site soon …