TJ VanToll

Camp Counselor

Building Custom GPS Trackers From Scratch

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Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 6:00 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

Regular, 60 minute presentation

Room: 5


From making sure your dogs don’t run away, to making sure your kids don’t run away with your car, there are plenty of home uses for a GPS tracker. And although there are many trackers available, most charge pricey subscription fees, have limited battery life, or only work on certain mobile platforms or devices. <infomercial-voice>As a software developer, shouldn’t you be able to build your own GPS tracker, save a bunch of money, and have fun learning something new? What if I told you you could?</infomercial-voice> In this session you’ll learn how to build a GPS tracker from scratch using the Blues Wireless Notecard. You’ll first see how to build a tracker that works with configuration only (aka no coding background required), and then see how to build a fully customizable tracker with Python or Arduino code. Come learn the basics of GPS tracking, and how to put it to use in your own projects.

Take Aways

  • How to build a custom GPS tracker
  • Learn the basics of Arduino
  • IoT 101, such as how to wire a basic button
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