[dorkbotpdx-blabber] GreenGoose wireless sensors.

Collin Oldham coldham at mac.com
Sun Sep 25 22:46:21 EDT 2011

Hi Brian,

I'd love to learn more about your sensors! When I was at CCRMA down at 
Stanford, we did a lot of experimenting with accelerometers to enhance 
musical instruments, but the hang up was the bulky little pcb, and the 
wires running off to a microcontroller that was hidden up your sleeve 
somewhere. It would be great to be able to put a wireless sticker on a 
cello bow and capture accelerometer data that could be mapped to musical 



On 09/25/2011 09:38 AM, Brian Krejcarek wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> I just wanted to share something kinda cool.   I've been working on 
> some little wireless sensors with accelerometers.  We're just about to 
> release to developers and wanted to know if anyone here would be 
> interested in working with them?  Check out greengoose.com 
> <http://greengoose.com>.
> These are pretty nifty sensors -- about 1mm thick and the size of your 
> thumb.  They automatically measure measure things you do.   They're 
> actually stickers and simply stick on to things like dog leashes, 
> waterbottles, toothbrushes, toys, pill bottles, etc.   I've written 
> some algorithms that measure patterns of forces in the way people 
> interact with objects to track when people do things like drink water, 
> walk the dog, throw a frisbee, and tons of things.
> It's all part of a lifestyle game platform where end users come to us 
> to play small applications around real-life apps developed by third 
> parties.  For developers, we provide an extremely low cost way (almost 
> disposable) to add real-life elements to existing applications. 
>   We're launching with Pets here in the next month.  Having a ton of 
> fun with all this.
> Actually, if there's anyone out there that might be interested in an 
> early-stage embedded SW gig (founding embedded engineer), we just 
> raised a bunch of money in the 7-digits down here in San Francisco and 
> are off to the races.   Or if you know of anyone, definitely let us 
> know.  Our team here is from Portland and we travel back often.  Any 
> mobile app developers out there as well?
> Also, some fun links on us below, including a recent cover story in 
> Wired back in July.
> Definitely reach out if there's any interest!
> Best,
> Brian
> 503.421.3087
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