Catch up on the latest and greatest from the world of Racketware...

New docks arrive!

By Paul Mellor | Dec 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you’ve followed the story so far you’ll know that the docks we use to attach the sensor to the racket were great – but if you happened to catch the wall (hard) with your racket when you hit a shot, they would occasionally break. So we reluctantly decided to re-design the docks to make them…

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Playtesting at Chesham Bois

By Paul Mellor | Aug 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thanks to Steven Sieff at Chesham Bois Squash Club for organising some match play: enabling us to record some games and play test the sensors. The whole experience was made much simpler than normal since Steven has installed a Playsight camera system at the club, giving high resolution camera views of the whole show court…

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Data Collection with Jesse Engelbrecht

By Paul Mellor | Aug 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

We’re in Guildford today with Jesse Engelbrecht of England Squash. We’re collecting sensor data from him as he does 20 shots of every type we can think of: length, cross, drop, boast, lob, kill, volley and so on, all done on forehand and backhand. That’s a lot of data! We’re looking to get data for…

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Promo Video Filming

By Paul Mellor | Jul 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

So we spent the day with the guys from Kube filming our promo video today, in 30 degree heat! Those guys had a lot of gear with them, and did a really thorough and professional job with the filming. We can’t wait to see the result!

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Racket Tracking Results

By Paul Mellor | May 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

After the recent trip to Ljubljana to test the racket accuracy we have our results, and they’re fantastic! In the image above we see a top down view of the court with a player doing some shots from all different areas of the court in a typical rally pattern. The black dotted lines are the…

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Accuracy Testing at Llubljana

By Paul Mellor | May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

This week we visited Ljubljana to see Goran Vuckovic the Associate Professor at the Faculty of Sport. We went to do some accuracy testing of the racket tracking technology in their bio-mechanics lab, using a Qualisys camera system set up to do motion capture to an accuracy of 1mm. See photo above for the setup…

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First Play Test!

By Paul Mellor | Apr 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Today was a big day. First time we went on court with the new sensors and tested them in actual play. Fittingly it was our founder Paul Mellor and his son Josh who had first crack at the whip at Racquets Fitness Centre in Thame. As you can see in the photos, Paul’s sensor is…

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First Sensors Ready

By Paul Mellor | Apr 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

After a lot of work developing a first firmware release, we now have our first batch of sensors ready to play test!

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Prototype Plastics

By Paul Mellor | Feb 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

First samples of the prototype plastic racket attachment system have arrived form the manufacturers, designed by Jonathan Banks of Dezign Ideaz. The idea is to have a two part system. The black nylon dock will attach pretty permanently to the racket, under the grip, with some tape and sticky pads to keep it securely in…

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Prototype Sensors

By Paul Mellor | Jan 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The first 25 prototype sensor PCB’s have arrived for testing from the manufacturer. We’ll be using these to develop the firmware and then collecting data from real players. This data will be invaluable for training the Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) routines.

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