StickNFind update

I have seen a lot of traffic today for StickNFind posts.

They’ve banned me from their Facebook page, blocked me on Twitter (which, is totally pointless) and stopped responding to email. I am sorry if I wasted your time with the survey as I have no way of communicating hundreds of people’s views to them now.

I suggest that if you have an issue with StickNFind you:

Essentially, the more noise you make, the better.

10 thoughts on “StickNFind update

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    May 2, 2013 at 7:34pm

    Go read my comment (review) on the engadget page, it ain’t pretty. There are 3 contacts to the piezo buzzer. They’re labeled BZ1, BZ2, BZ3. BZ1 and BZ2 appear to be for the buzzer itself, and BZ3 is the antenna. Thus, it should be possible to add an auxiliary antenna on there to boost power. Also the CR2016 cell is pretty slim and probably doesn’t have much “beef” (altho’ thankfully it did measure at 3.2V). For a modest increase in device thickness, a CR2032 will have a bit more power and potentially give a better signal. Any suggestions on a good design for an omnidirectional BT antenna?

    The other thing I notice is that with most piezo buzzers (e.g. the ones in musical greeting cards), there’s a small plastic cover with a hole, and a GAP in between the surface of the buzzer and the cover. On the SnF, there’s no gap, the piezo device is jammed right up against the inside of the cover and that significantly dampens the sound. I’ve hooked it up to some other piezo devices with better “acoustics”, and it can be made loud enough to hear.

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    May 10, 2013 at 3:25pm

    Hi cybergibbons and PSBROOKES, do you think it is possible for us to hack a better tag out of this thing? example replacing a custom made case? a extra antenna? changing to a better power source?

    (I honestly loses my interest/patience on the tags, it simply took too much time for me to get its basic function to work, these 8 tags just sit in a bag and doing nothing there anyway, and I felt sorry for the other 12 who order with me…)

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      May 10, 2013 at 7:17pm

      No, I don’t really unfortunately. I don’t think the problems are just the antenna. The chip used in it is “closed” – you need to sign an NDA to get the full datasheet as well.

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        May 20, 2013 at 5:06pm

        Yeah I try open up one and replace battery with a CR2032, try some other antenna and nope nothing help…

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    Peter Knüppel

    May 20, 2013 at 4:44pm

    I just found out that Item Trackr updated their app to support Sticknfind stickers – besides their own and even other Bluetooth devices like headsets and car-hifi.

    The app seems to be a lot better. It doesn’t have any radar feature but my long awaited leash tool – and best of all, it’s free. I’m quite exited about this will have a closer look these days…

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      May 20, 2013 at 5:05pm

      Hi there, wonder do you mean by the iOS app? if there is an Android version somewhere mind share a link?

      Great thanks

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        May 20, 2013 at 5:06pm

        No, it’s just iOS unfortunely. They know it’s not going to work on Android…

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    May 20, 2013 at 5:09pm

    Interesting to know (see) some others developed app to “support” StickNFind, which I think that means it is possible to “dev your own app” for it (Of coz if one had the time and skill)

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