I finally got an Adafruit Ultimate GPS Featherwing (and an active antenna) a few weeks ago, and did some quick tests with the example sketches. I want to use this to improve a project that I had started using an Electron and the Google Maps integration. But now that there’s another powered component, I want to make sure I account for that in my Sleep strategy.
The way I have the Electron working (without GPS, just using cellular-based location services), I do location checks, and compare to the previous location. If the device seems to be stationary, I keep increasing the length of the Electron’s sleep up to a maximum of 15 minutes. If it has moved, then it only sleeps 1 minute between checks. Location information is ingested by a web app, where I can view a “live” tracking map.
I’ve got a backup battery installed on the GPS featherwing. What advice does anyone have for managing the Boron’s battery usage now that I’m adding the GPS board? Should I be hooking into its