Hello, fellow makers!
I started posting my vehicle (motorbike in my case) tracker (anti-thieves) project on hackster.io, it’s using the 3G asset tracker kit, web hooks, AWS services and Google maps.
Also note that I added 2 external buttons to the enclosure that allow me to:
- reset the electron
- set the electron in USB firmware upload mode without opening the enclosure
- send a GPS position manually (mostly for tests)
- switch the tracker to privacy mode
This is a map showing me the last trips/positions of my bike in the last 12 hours:
Read more here:
(work in progress)
the slightly tweaked enclosure:
Next steps: switching off the engine, horning, flashing the lights and more, all remotely
Note: I’m still working on optimizing the data consumption but I get a 15s GPS track precision on my trips without passing the 1MB monthly limit. Data is also kept forever in dynamoDB, for now.
Side note: I now know how to interface the electron (and photon) properly with AWS API Gateway, AWS lambda and AWS DynamoDB, which will help me improve my home automation project