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.

AT THAT (In-Person Only) Regular, 60 minute presentation

Room: 5

Python
IoT
GPS
Arduino
Wireless

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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