By Jerry Berrier, 27 September, 2023 Forum iOS and iPadOS I have a pole about 50 feet from my house in the middle of my back yard. I'm seeking a app that will let me find it. Options Log in or register to post comments Comments Couldn't you just ask? even if you don't know the Polish for 'where are you?' I've just asked Siri who is able to give me the translation. Try that. Air tag possibly? Without more information, what it is, why you need to find it, I'd stick an Air tag on the thing and put it on find my go out side and start waving your phone around like a weirdo and oo I can feel it, it's somewhere around... Ow! ;) seriously that's the best I can think of Or go old school and stick a bell that jangles in the wind. Annoying yes but practical. Wind Chimes One of the Universities I attended many moons ago, utilized a wind chime system to "mark" the location of each of the educational buildings. For sight impaired students, it was a game changer. The Air Tag idea is not a bad one at all, if nothing else, use a mobility cane to find it, then mark that sucker with a wing chime. 😎🎐 Be My Eyes? Since it's all the hype, why not try Be My Eyes, or Be My AI? Pole Detector App? If it's wide enough, you might be able to get one of the light detector apps to report it as a difference in tone, like trying to squeeze into the sliver of shade the trunk of one of my palm trees gives while waiting for a ride. Fifty feet to the middle of a backyard is a whole lot of yard. In fact, my whole yard could probably fit in that backyard. Old Bear I know where he is Not exactly, lol but I grew up in his state, if he still lives there, so it can be rural in places. Still, i had to poke good natured fun at a description like that. I'd think though that after knowing where the pole is a few times, an app wouldn't be needed. I mean I put a velcro strip on two poles, so I can know where my car is parked when it isn't in the space. Yes, I have a car. i'll say though that the be my AI is pretty interesting. i was "Looking?" around and noting some stuff I hadn't realized. @Siobhan Just thinking of the yard work for something that big,... Do they not have a doohickey that beeps when remotely activated? Back in the 80s, there used to be a key chain device that beeped when you clapped, or maybe it was if you whistled. They didn't work so well. why do i feel so scary? is that a fully detached house? i like to have something like that, too. I give up I'm not doing any more jokes on here. I thought the Pole one was quite clever, but there we are. I like the wind chimes idea myself, sometimes low-tech is the best. Guess it's all in how you are mobile I'm one of those, after a few times, I know where it is. Hell, I used to be the beer runner for my boyfriend's band, heading up back, no cane, carrying a case in one arm, his hand in the other when he came to get something. He didn't mind my help but showing is buddies blind chick went for beer, guess that was to much for the idiot. ;)@OldBear never really invested in the beeping clapping type of thing. I used to despise things like beeper balls and how annoying most crap for the blind was and kinda still is if I'm honest. I'm not perfect but I guess part of my attitude is going mainstream and not wanting to be any more different then I already need to be in any given situation. Still good luck gentlemen. High or Low Tech And if the wind isn't blowing? Better yet, if the wind is always blowing, and the chimes start getting on your nerves? How about putting a motion-activated sprinkler at the pole, like people do to keep cats out of their flower beds? Or even One of those key finder things. You whistle when you can't find you're keys and it beeps. Attach to the pole. Just hope the neighbours don't think you're to weird for whistling at nothing lol. A german Shepherd. A German Shepherd Seeing Eye dog is the best solution for me for stuff like this. Thanks for the suggestions I should have provided more information. It's a pole on which I have a bird feeder. I definitely wouldn't want wind chimes. The air tag sounds like a good idea, as long as they are somewhat impervious to the weather. Bingo and Voice Vista. I’d go for either an AirTag or set marker at the pole with voice vista or similar. It will get you close but that might not be good enough. Still think AirTag is the way to go. Maybe scotch tape a parrot cage to the pole and teach the parrot to say over here when you call its name. You could even look up the translations and teach the parrot in polish for Bingo. About the Parrot Thing... There's a gang of feral parrots that live in a mulberry tree next door and sometimes in my palm trees, probably because I feed them and the other birds. They chatter in the morning and the evening, but go silent for most of the day, so you might have to wait, depending on which variety of parrots you use. The air tag would probably be your best bet, and you can always put it in a ziplock bag for the weather. Pole What about just getting a long rope and tie it to the house and just follow it or tie it down to the ground and house. Way Points I was hoping that the Way Point feature on apple watch in particular the versions with the latest GPS signal abilities would help with this find things in space problem. My experiment in my own yard still show Apple Watch saying I have arrived when I am 20 feet away. A few more thoughts. I think I have the solution, obviously I think AirTags are the way to go but why not have a little more fun with it. So in that spirit. What about a zip line from your bedroom to the base of the pole? How would you know when you’re close to the end I hear you ask? Thats good thinking Batman, safety first. I think a series of bells along the zip line increasing in size to a massive bong that could be heard for miles around at the very end notifying you to slow down before running into the pole you’re looking for. Not fun enough? Fine I think the ultimate method has to be a little steam choochoo train which would require a fire to be lit and a head of steam be built up for a few hours prior to embarking on your journey. again in the spirit of health and safety, you’ll want to place a small explosive charge at 10 foot intervals along the track with a slightly larger but definitely sub lethal charge at the base of the pole warning you to apply the breaks. Failing that and not wanting to spend money on the AirTags idea, I’d go with Holgars bit of string. AirTags info. AirTags are already waterproof. I have one on my guide dogs collar and he’s been swimming many times with no problems. Compared to that, weather would be easy but a bag is an option. I think glueing it to the bottom of the feeder would actually be completely fine though. @A few more thoughts. ...and people turned down my wind chimes idea. 😖 Use Navilens Navilens lets you print the tag and put it on something and then as you pin your phone around it tells you where that object is and how far it is away from you. I know you only print a tag on regular paper but you can always go to Staples and get a plastic cover on it. You can print tags of different sizes so you can tag different. Things are on the yard if you want to as well and name each one. Hope this helps. compass, canon or catapault Get a precise bearing from your house to your pole and follow it with your iPhone compass app. or, carefully aim, load in the precise quantity of gunpowder, climb on into your canon, and strike a match. or, wind up your catapult, aim carefully, climb into the scoop, and pull the trip line to launch yourself high into the air toward your bird feeder. Problem: no net to catch you at your destination. Might want to turn that one over to the planning department. Might need a permit. Cheapest and easiest? Rope or compass. Wind chimes are nice but need wind to operate, kinda like this post I'm writing. Traine the bird Easy will be just to traine the bird when you call. Re: Traine the bird and Navilens NA! Birds are mischievous and like to play tricks on people. I'm going to have to look into that Navilens thing. I must have missed the thread. It sounds like an option that might work better than the Air Tag, at least for finding bird poles and such. Navilens Great idea. I will give that a try. I had heard of that app, but I could not remember the name of it. Is Holgar still offering to lend you that string? If so, you could buy an extra long pole, 50 feet would be perfect. Tie Holgars string to the top, step out of back door, pull Holgars string. Pole gracefully bends down to your back door. Bird feeder comes to you. The birds will hopefully appreciate their dinner being 45 feet higher than before as now they don’t have to come all the way down to the ground for food. Just be careful when releasing Holgars string to avoid catapulting your bird feeder into the next county. Navilens also sounds really interesting. Have people had a lot of luck with it? Andy Lane FYI. If is about me is Holger. I can let Bella the cat do it. Home deepo might have a nice rope that can be tie close to the ground and home. Just use the cane to follow along the rope. Holgar. Are you sure Bella the cat wouldn’t chase the birds. We are trying to feed them in the most fun way. Dead birds turning up on the back doorstep wouldn’t be as fun as a choochoo train, a bendy pole, a catapult, cannon or even Polish speaking parrot scotch taped to the pole. If you’re sure Bella the cat wouldn’t harm the birds, would you mind lending her to Jerry so he can find his pole. Bella the cat might make an excellent guide cat. Bella She only eats purina and buttle water. She is a condominion queen.