Geocaching

What is geocaching?

Geocaching is a real-world game of hide and seek treasures with GPS. The treasures are usually just notes where you sign to indicate that you found them… or treasures where the rule is “take what you want, leave something of similar value”.

How to play it? Simply create an account in Geocaching webpage and install the app.

As the video shows, playing is really easy, just look for a geocache online or on the phone… and go for it. You will be surprise how many are there out there.

geocachingFor instance, I found one where I work (the National Physical Laboratory in United Kingdom).

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For doctor Who fans… the NPL is the time keeper agency in UK… and the geocache was left by an user called TimeLord.

Did you like it? Then go hunt for geocaches!

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One extra update. Here at NPL people like these kinds of things, in fact, so much that we made a small robot to celebrate the SI units. He is called Louis the SI robot and it is a geocache.

8a4244f3-24ce-4e2b-9425-ccfefa98006cIn fact, this geocache has travelled from one continent to another and keeps going. Find out where it is now.

louis the si robot

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