DynaTac, a smart fishing accessory

IoT / Product Development / Research / UX

Description: During Spring 2018 quarter of MSTI program Maks and two other students developed a smart device that helps fishermen retain fish on the hook and alerts them when the fishing line is about to break.

Problem: When it comes to fishing, sudden changes in fishing line tension can cause the fish to get off the hook or can result in a broken fishing line.

Solution: The three graduate students developed a miniature device that helps fishermen catch more fish and monitors status of the fishing line. The device mounts onto a fishing pole and can sense the tension in the fishing line. When fish is on the hook, the device can measure the change in tension and guide the fishermen to avoid rapid changes in tension by alerting the fishermen via light indicators and/or sound.

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Software that Maks used:

  • Arduino
  • PlatfromIO
  • KiCad
  • Python
  • Fusion360
  • Fritzing
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