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Hiking assistant

A personal wearable activity tracker featuring a GPS, accelerometer, pressure sensor, wifi (ESPxx) and LCD display.

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I am a hiker/trail runner myself; often times I wish I had a sort of "personal assistant" to guide me while in the wild, either for safety or just to push my limits or find new places. This haD project is all about that: a Raspberry Pi Zero-based wearable way-finding device, featuring a handful of sensors to help me navigate (GPS, accelerometer, pressure sensor), show me the data on demand (LCD display) and stay up to date with trail maps and safety info (wifi).
The idea is to use wifi connection to fill the wearable with data prior to hitting the trail (therefor while still at home); then use the GPS and all other sensors to track my way, log all this data to a SDcard; and finally gather all data when back home and be able to analize it to improve my performance and/or share valuable insights to fellow hikers/runners.
  • 1 × Raspberry Pi Zero Single board computer
  • 1 × Nokia 5110 LCD off-the-shelf LCD display
  • 1 × ESP8266 Wifi bridge breakout board
  • 1 × MPU6050 accelerometer
  • 1 × Ublox Neo-6M GPS module breakout board

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andrewklaassen wrote 10/16/2017 at 15:10 point

Is this project complete/usable?

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Brook Patten wrote 02/19/2016 at 05:03 point

There are a lot of similarities between your hardware and mine, you may find this interesting: http://blog.mrgibbs.io/raspberry-pi-zero-waterproof/

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Clovis Fritzen wrote 02/04/2016 at 11:24 point

Hi Peter. Yes sure, it will come with time. As soon as I have it I will let you know

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