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.
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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.
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