Category Archives: gsm

Building a cellular tracker: Part 7 – Please welcome ArduFona

If you followed the previous posts on this matter, it’s not a surprise that i was thinking of a custom board sooner than later. So here it is – Ardufona: It is a low-power Arduino which runs straight from the … Continue reading

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Building a cellular tracker: Part3 – Running on Batteries for Months

As described earlier, i want to create a cellular tracker – below i am going to describe what i learned about power-consumption and why i believe that the tracker could run on batteries for months… My goal is to have a … Continue reading

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Building a cellular tracker: Part2 – The Board Decision – Adafruit Fona vs. Linkit One vs. ArchGPRS

As described earlier, i want to create a cellular tracker – below you find my considerations regarding the board… My decision regarding the board was directed into the Arduino direction quickly. Raspberry was out because of power requirements, even the new … Continue reading

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Building a cellular tracker: Part1 – Overall requirements and considerations

As described earlier, i want to create a cellular tracker – below you find my core-requirements. The idea is to deploy these trackers to places far out and in the wild, on trees, under waterfalls or even in a drift … Continue reading

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Building a cellular tracker: Part0 – Why future IoT Devices might run on GSM and not Wifi

Currently, i am working on a cellular tracker. I want to have a device that can run autonomously as long as possible and send some data from sensors into the cloud via a GSM network. I am working on this for … Continue reading

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