Solar Bicycle Tracker Using Adafruit FONA @voltaicsystems #solar
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.
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.
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