Pet tracker that will work for years.

Ultimate combination of ESP8266, GPS and GSM modules.
Track your lost pet, get push notifications, check most frequently visited locations.

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This idea came to my mind when my girlfriend's dog got lost and it took more than 3 days to find it. With this tracker you will be able to track your pet within +-3 hours!

There's plenty of pet trackers on the market, so what is so special about it?

- GPS that provides great position accuracy ( 3.0m CEP without SA)
- wifi(and bluetooth in future relase - waiting for ESP32)
- GSM connectivity for control and text messaging when wifi is not available
- great battery life! +2 YEARS - for eg. with 3 hours interval it will work for approx 2 years.
- waterproof case 2x (sealing bag)
- cost less than commercial pet tracker and offers better functionality.

My main objective is to put as much functionality as possible into small device with amazing battery life.

Estimated size shouldn't be any bigger than 6x8cm and thicknes depends on how many batteries you want to put inside.

ino - 12.27 kB - 10/30/2016 at 19:05


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  • 3rd prototype

    Paul10/30/2016 at 19:11 0 comments

    Current status:

    I'm waiting for kynar wire to finish the 3rd prototype (and first one that will be closed in a sealing bag).

    After successful tests I will start finishing up. Polishing the API and mobile apps.

    iOS and Android will be supported.

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  • 1
    Step 1

    Solder the electrodragon ESP8266 SMD Adapter Board R2, step up converters, and battery.

  • 2
    Step 2

    Connect rx & tx pins from GPS and GSM module to choosen pins on ESP. I recommend using 12, 13, 4 and 5 for this purpose.

    Connect 16 to RST and pull up CH_P0 and 0.

    Pins 14 and 15 (and one more in the future) will be used for controlling gps and gsm modules via transistors.

  • 3
    Step 3

    Edit the sketch by providing your network details, phone number, API hostname, port and customize your json as you want.

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Matakane Solly wrote 02/17/2020 at 18:35 point

great work

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Paul wrote 06/25/2020 at 09:59 point

Thank you :)

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