ECE 4760: Final Project


A Zero Instruction Device

Dustin Franco(

William Milne (

Introduction to the Device    top

Beac0n allows us to explore the tacit human understanding of technological feedback.

The Beac0n is a gps pathfinder that is designed to be completely intuitive to the user. The goal is for the user to pick up the device, and with a small amount of exploration, understand it and its functions entirely. The “trailblazer” will walk a path with the device and set particular GPS waypoints. The “hiker” will then “discover” the device, pick it up, and begin to walk with it. Various forms of feedback (lights, sounds, and vibrations) will tell the user if they are performing well, (in this case, going in the right direction,) or performing poorly (going in the wrong direction.)