Measure things with your Smart Phone or Tablet

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Measure things with your Smart Phone or Tablet

Postby underworld » Fri May 19, 2017 5:28 pm

If you're out and about and you see something you think will work for your modelling scale...but you've forgotten your ruler,
Here's a site that automatically detects your Phone or Tablet Screen Size and gives you an image of a ruler that can be used in Centimeters or Inches

https://www.piliapp.com/actual-size/cm-ruler/

Found it somewhat by accident. I needed to measure a little piece of hardware that could be used for an Axlebox

And if you don't always have Internet Service available, you can do a screenshot of the ruler and save it !!!

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Re: Measure things with your Smart Phone or Tablet

Postby PeterH » Sat May 20, 2017 8:34 am

Nice site. I think there are some free apps that do that too.

There's also a (paid) iOS app called Move to measure - flying ruler that measures the distance between two points a few meters apart - you just move your device from one point to the other and it measures how far apart the points are by looking at the device's inertial sensors. This can potentially replace a tape measure. Unfortunately I found the measurements inconsistent.
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