Thursday, July 2, 2009

Peachers Mill Road, Clarksville, TN

Well, old friend, we haven't spoken in a bit,.. but here we are, haven't been doing a lot of drawing lately, we've paired back our staff quite a bit and I've been working in the field a lot lately, construction staking mostly, which is a good sign for the economy, and have also been working on a couple of intersections in Clarksville, and also, since we've spoken, went on a field trip to Lenoir City up by Knoxville, and set some GPS Control up there, that was an interesting and educational trip for me, because I have never run the GPS Equipment that we have. The system we have is fairly uncomplicated, real user-friendly, for the most part, once you get it dialed in,'s a Leica Smart Rover, and I've just added another skill to my repertoire, that, and I've been learning also to use the robotic guns we have. They are a bit different as well, and really, I don't know how efficient they really are, it seems we always seem to have a hard time keeping it following us, would be faster in my opinion, for us sometimes just to use the conventional guns, but that's not my call. Of course, if you're just one man, then they are the way to go, but if you have two available, the conventional gun is more efficient. You can't talk to the robot, that's really the only draw back,..with a person over there, they can tell you where you need to be to get a shot, with the robot, you almost have to be able to see it, not always, and the guy I work with is really good with it, but I struggle a little.


SquirrelQueen said...

Wow, it's got everything including bluetooth. You caught my attention with the robotic guns, very cool.