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Ewan WilliamsBy Ewan Williams
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Ewan WilliamsBy Ewan Williams
First created
AU$ 672
pledged of AU$ 11,500pledged of AU$ 11,500 goal
6
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, July 18 2016 12:51 AM UTC +00:00

About

We know what you're aiming at

Shot Doctor is looking to revolutionise and simplify your favourite pastime. Whether you're a complete rookie, professional shooter, or just looking to improve your skills, we have you covered!

Shot Doctor has been designed from the ground up, combining every tool you will ever need, while throwing in some ground breaking features along the way, such as augmented reality to eliminate the need to identify holdover position yourself.

Designed for mobile devices (iOS, Android), with plans to make online/cloud and desktop software as well (stretch goals anyone?!).

Analytics & Ballistic Calculator

  • Visually look at a number of factory or handloads to compare their ballistic performance, access written trajectory data and more.
  • Consider as many or as few variables as you want, turning them on/off or defining them with ease
  • Takes into consideration ballistic coefficient, velocity, time of flight, drop, vertical angles, current weather and environmental conditions, elevation, G1 - G7 drag, Pejsa drag, Coriolis, Magnus, Poisson, Eotvos effect, gyroscopic drift, lateral jump, effect of air density/pressure/temperature and more
  • Presents a single numerical score for your current shooting activity based on group size, distance to target, automatically collected environmental variables etc. allowing for simple analysis of your current skill level
  • Track your current skill level and improvements and get tips on how to improve
  • Get numerical, unbiased data related to your ammunition, firearm system, personal performance, environmental variables etc. - delve as deeply as you like. For example, you could look up your rifle make and model, and see how other people shoot with it, allowing you to see if it really is your equipment or if you're blaming the wrong thing!

Augmented Reality

  • The most advanced and unique concept ever conceived, allowing the shooter to eliminate every element of guess work
  • Three simple steps Quickly define a couple of variables (most are automatically set for you via data sources)
  • Point your mobile devices camera at the target, like you want to take a photo (hold it by hand or use the rugged cradle)
  • At this point, your device calculates the precise holdover position for you, and highlights it – even showing you the correct crosshair for the optics you are using
  • Aim and shoot 
  • This rugged cradle device that attaches to your scope/optics means you’ll not have to worry about holding your device, then swapping to your firearm.
  • Your device will simply integrate onto it – like looking at a miniature tv screen instead of putting your eye to the eyepiece/lens
  • Oh, and you know all those variables mentioned in the ballistic calculator? You guessed it – it takes all those into account when running its calculations!

 Handloaders’ Tool

  • Access our database of handloads, which includes handloads automatically and anonymously provided via the app
  • Filter by calibre, firearm, barrel twist and other options so you can quickly identify the perfect load – no more trial and error establishing new loads 
  • Track all your own handloads with ease, always know what you have in your safe, and more importantly what loads worked the best for each firearm 
  • Link your handloads to their performance, including photos of the group or trophy for later analysis 
  • All your data synced seamlessly to the cloud for fast, easy access whether you’re on your mobile, tablet or PC. This means no need to replicate your data in multiple locations or worry which data is up to date

 Firearm, Optic & Ammunition Databases

Extensive databases of: 

  • Factory ammunition
  • All major projectile manufacturers projectiles 
  • Models of scopes/optics from hundreds of manufacturers, including reticles for use in augmented reality and elsewhere. 
  • Models of firearm from hundreds of manufacturers including each firearms technical specifications, barrel length, twist rate etc. 
  • Anonymous handload data searchable by calibre, firearm system, projectile weight and many more. No more guess work, no more trial and error, just find the best factory or handload ammunition with ease for your firearm and/or chosen application 
  • Anonymous database of where people have bagged game and in what conditions (without providing location specific information) to help you hunt more effectively 

Data includes general area such as ‘Eastern Victoria’ or ‘North-Western Alberta’, elevation, environmental conditions, time of day, distance to target, total visibility plus plenty of other variables to look at 

Start planning your hunting trips based on animal behaviour at certain times of day or in certain types of whether rather than relying on guess work, guides or experience you just don’t have

 

 Navigation Aid

  • No need for a separate GPS device or paper map with our in-built navigation aid 
  • See exactly where you are, where you have been, as well as other environment information like elevation and coordinates 
  • Our map data has contour lines, tracks, roads, creeks, rivers, camp sites as well as everything else you would expect from a traditional paper map or GPS system 
  • Allows you to easily navigate from one point to another, or use the in-built compass to set a bearing. See exactly what is ahead, how the lie of the land will change, all from a convenient and easy to use touch screen interface 
  • All data integrates seamlessly with other aspects of Shot Doctor to minimise any manual entry of variables for analytics and ballistic calculations such as elevation

 Up-to-date Weather

  • Hand in hand with the navigation aid comes our up-to-date weather information. No getting caught out in a sudden thunder storm or taking the wrong clothing on a day long hike or hunt. 
  • Look at a forecast for the day, access extended forecasts or delve as deeply as you like into the conditions around your area 
  • Access estimated hourly temperatures, radar images and localised extreme weather warnings 
  • All data integrates seamlessly with other aspects of Shot Doctor to minimise any manual entry of variables for analytics and ballistic calculations 
  • No need to enter items such as relative humidity, wind speed and direction, ambient temperature and the like

 Share, Meet & Compete

  • As they say, sharing is caring. Or you could be mean and opt out. 
  • Easily provide all your anonymous data to the wider community to help everybody learn, be it target shooting, hunting or any other discipline – your experiences help teach the ‘next’ generation of shooters while learning yourself 
  • Additionally, get advice from seasoned professionals on how to take your abilities to the next level 
  • Show your friends, club or the community as a whole your latest trophy, group or other achievement 
  • Join, create or get invited to competitions with virtual or real world prizes 
  • Progress up the global leader board and gain exclusive access to invitation only events

 

 Compare The Versions

 

Risks and challenges

The main challenge is going to be to find an appropriate developer for the app. While I have all the math and algorithms established, they can be quite complex, and will require a sophisticated developer.

However, I have been involved in app development before, and have successfully used quality companies to complete other projects, so at worst, this will simply delay Shot Doctor slightly - not stop it completely.

After all, I want to be using Shot Doctor myself, but need your help to make it happen.

The other risk will be to do with the cradle mount and making sure it is a quality piece of equipment. Until such times as I have the prototypes made, I won't know whether my design actually works.

I have however contracted the services of a professional Autodesk Inventor user, with a background in industrial design, to make sure everything moves forward on this front. He has access to a 3D printer for initial prototyping, before we head into production.

As with the app design risk, this isn't the type of risk that would prevent the cradle mount from being manufactured - just means we may have to redesign the product slightly.

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