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  1. #1 Wireless transmitter/receiver to track game- can I do this ? 
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    I would like to be able to mark out the 4 corners of a soccor pitch with receivers and then have the players wear a transmitter which would transmit this position on the pitch every second. Is it possible to do this and is it cheap to do this ?

    Unlimately I would like to be able to store the signals and upload them to a computer to simulate the game just played

    appreciate any advise anyone can give me on this

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    I think for someone unfamiliar with such things, this project presents overwhelming challenges. However, GPS technology could work, and you'd only need one antenna (not necessarily at the field).


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    Or you could use two sound transmitters near the pitch that emit bursts of sound, perhaps one of them "slaved" to the other, and have sound-receiver-radio-transmitter packs on the players that receive the sound and transmit them on various frequencies to a radio receiver that feeds the signals to a computer that calculates the time delays and, thus, triangulates the players' positions.

    There's several variations to this triangulation method including, as you may have suggested, having the transmitters on the players and the receivers on/near the field's corners, where the transmitters are slaved to one radio transmitter, and transmit sound signals received by units and triangulated by a computer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pclarkeirl
    I would like to be able to mark out the 4 corners of a soccor pitch with receivers and then have the players wear a transmitter which would transmit this position on the pitch every second. Is it possible to do this and is it cheap to do this ?

    Unlimately I would like to be able to store the signals and upload them to a computer to simulate the game just played

    appreciate any advise anyone can give me on this

    regards
    Pat
    If you just want to simulate/replay the game there is a solution which allows you to re-visit any game, it's called a vedeo recorder. Incidentally how would you know who has the ball? - you would need to track ball, all players and officials perhaps up to 50 ties a second to accurately review the play. I'd start with something simpler like tennis then udgrade to basketball then football.
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    oy, thats my idea. predict-the-ball right to british patent
    be warned!
    And I have old paperwork.

    But if you wish to do buisness, we can chat!

    Im also the inventor of "Petrol Lifting Technologies"
    And "Light-Track" World inventor of lighting in music tracks.
    And im the inventor of "Quad-Ball" a funny game, 4 teams, 4 goals, one ball!(high-school invention, ive kept to myself until now)

    Now im feeling ripped off like Kareoke!
    Im also wondering if microsft ripped me of with "Kinekt" player position is player position

    The hard part is predicting the kick of the ball, either a wire mesh and some electronics in the boot and ball, or a mini radio transmitter just enough to transmit a signal to the boot.

    It really is cheeky chatting about building MY GAME.
    Sinse you have not "preposed" that it is your idea, im guessing it's got around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by griffithsuk
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    Why not give each player a different color paint on a brush tied to one leg, the ball could also have paint, if you can't reply the game from this then you could sell copies as a Jackson Pollock.
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