Category Archives: geocaching

New Hampshire wonderer finds its way to Rhode Island.

On March 6th, 2011 the treatment plant at Hooksett, NH overflowed into the Merrimack River.  Ordinarily this would have passed without notice except this overflow carried several  million cute plastic disks with it.  These tiny mesh disks provide bacteria a … Continue reading

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Portals Published to Android Market

Portals is a location based GPS game that can be played anywhere.  The action takes place in the virtual Needham, Ma. townsquare.  If you are a geocacher there is a real logbook to sign and a secret codeword but that’s … Continue reading

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Portals Android Update

The command processors are working as expected.  The Android sends a command request to the server at thomasofneedham.com/android/portals and the server answers back Sample interaction: First command is “init” http://thomasofneedham.com/android/portals/portals_engine.php?android=newgame,init,,,,,,,,, Response is to put Android in Roaming mode httpResponse roamer,AVMW8Y,1,42.28067,-071.23669 … Continue reading

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Portals An Android Adventure – Field Testing

Went off to Needham Center today to test the revised logic and images. The start image displayed and guided me to the circle where the portals could be opened.  Each of the doors opened and the roamer logic took me … Continue reading

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Portals – An Android Adventure

Portals is a geocaching game that asks the player to work through a virtual maze in Needham center. Portals on-going: 2011-08-01 The Zircons,  that cheap but flashy race is still here but fading.  I’m working on the outer circle of … Continue reading

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Vampire Of Needham – Game Play

Download from Android Market Geocaching.com  http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC2EK9T Begin by pressing Start.  Follow the direction and pointer to the capture Zone       Once in the capture zone, press OK to change to the scan view     After you captured … Continue reading

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Fly-Away-Home Part 1

Here’s a link to the FlyAwayHome app you can download. When you first signon to the  app,  it will create a location file using a spot in Needham.  The first time you set a Mark, the location will not look … Continue reading

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Basic4Android

Information about Basic4Android can be found on their homepage at http://www.basic4ppc.com/index.html This is a simplified basic4android project, the Vampire of Needham used a server to do the calculations and I wanted to do a simpler basic4android program that does something … Continue reading

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Vampire of Needham

Download from Android Market Geocaching.com     http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC2EK9T             Recently a company called Anywhere Software  http://www.basic4ppc.com/ announced a new product for the Android – Basic4Android.  I really had avoided any type of Visual Basic over … Continue reading

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Ourtown – Needham Ma Geocache

The ourtown geocache page has been updated with some new links.

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