The folks over at Voltaic Systems made this neat tutorial for a solar-powered bike tracker. Check out the full tutorial here!
In this post, we show you how to build a solar-powered asset tracker for your bicycle or other important equipment using Adafruit FONA 808 and Freeboard. We will show you how to 3D print a custom case, wire the system, modify the software and create a web dashboard. If you aren’t so DIY inclined, there are a number of consumer tracking products like the Sherlock Bicycle Tracker coming onto the market and commercial telematics products from CalAmp and Orbcomm.
Here’s the live feed.
Since this system is intended to operate remotely, we focused on reducing power consumption so that the tracker can run from a small solar panel and battery.
Featured Adafruit Product!
Adafruit FONA 808 Shield – Mini Cellular GSM + GPS for Arduino: Cellular + GPS tracking, all in one, for your Arduino? Oh yes! Introducing Adafruit FONA 808 GSM + GPS Shield, an all-in-one cellular phone module with that lets you add location-tracking, voice, text, SMS and data to your project, in Arduino shield format for easy use. Read more.
Join 4,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord
Learn “How Computers Work” with Bill Gates, Ladyada and more – From Code.org !
CircuitPython in 2018 – Python on Microcontrollers is here!
Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/
Maker Business — Prototyping PCBs with Particle, a guide from a pro in the field #makerbusiness
Wearables — From mat to hat
Electronics — Even lower power!
Biohacking — Nectome’s Brain Preservation and Backup Service Plan
Python for Microcontrollers — Scott ([email protected]) on the Amp Hour podcast!
Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com
No comments yet.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.