NEW! Raspberry Pi GPS Tracker

2015-12-01 GPS Tracker
Prototype board with screen, battery, Raspberry Pi, and GPS board

Here is an updated tutorial for setting up a Raspberry Pi GPS Tracker in an even simpler, more reliable way with less hardware! You just need a Raspberry Pi 2 with Jessie and an Adafruit Ultimate GPS Breakout.

Full, detailed tutorial found on our GitHub Wiki

tl;dr;

Hardware Wiring:

  1. Pi 5V <-> GPS VIN
  2. Pi GND <-> GPS GND
  3. Pi UART_TX <-> GPS RX
  4. Pi UART_RX <-> GPS TX

Software:

  1. pip install pynmea2
  2. pip install ISStreamer
  3. sudo sed -e s/console=ttyAMA0,115200//g -i .backup /boot/cmdline.txt
  4. sudo systemctl disable serial-getty@ttyAMA0.service
  5. sudo reboot now
  6. git clone https://github.com/InitialState/rpi-gps.git
  7. cd rpi-gps
  8. printf "[isstreamer.client_config]\naccess_key: YOUR_ACCESS_KEY" >> isstreamer.ini
  9. python app.py

Full, detailed tutorial for building a Raspberry Pi GPS Tracker 

 

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This tutorial is part of the new series, “Learning How to Build Real IoT Applications” >>

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