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Build your own tracking device

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by djp4059, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. djp4059

    Dec 24, 2013
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    I found this website - http://www.cooking-hacks.com/blog/tutor ... eluxe-pack - on how to build a GPS tracking device. Its in the UK. I ordered everything that it lists to use ( except I bought the 900MHz Xbee module as not to interfere with the 2.4GHz DJI controller ) from this website in the USA - http://microcontrollershop.com/default.php - it will be delivered next week and I'll put it all together and mount it on my F550 FlameWheel. Right now I'm not sure what the weight will be, but the Arduino Uno weighs about 28 grams so I'm figuring that it will weigh around 75 grams total possibly less. Total cost plus shipping is about $285.00. Here's the list of what I purchased.

    2 x Arduino XBee Shield Add-On Board $49.90
    2 x Arduino Uno R3, ATmega328 USB Board $49.80
    1 x GPS Module for Arduino $65.00
    1 x Internal GPS Antenna, U.FL Connector $10.80
    2 x XBee-PRO DigiMesh 900HP S3B Module, 250 mW, Wire Antenna $86.00

    Hopefully it works. I'll let you know when I get it setup.
  2. Happyflyer

    May 5, 2014
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    Cold, Cold, Michigan
    Ouch! For that price it should pick up your lost quad and bring it to you. Mine was $56.00 and $3.33 a month.
  3. KimBrown

    Jul 4, 2014
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    Dover, Kent, UK.
    Yeah, it will be cool to make your own tracker, but you can buy trackers on Ebay for about $20, fit a sim card, text it from your phone, and it will give you it's Lat and Long via the 2G Mobile network.... Only thing is it news a mobile network to work....
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