GPS WiFi Sensor

I had a request from a customer to add GPS capabilities to a reed sensor so the deployment of the sensors can be tracked on a map.

It is pretty straight forward to integrate a GPS module like the U-Blox NEO-6M module.

GPS_Module_only

The caviat here is that the connection needs to be made via TX/RX serial, which makes it a bit trickier, but nevertheless straightforward.

The output is sent as a JSON string that contains GPS coordinates and satellite info.

GPS_both

 

 

 

 

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About hbouzas

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Studied Physics at the University of Buenos Aires. Joined Schlumberger in February 1985 in Houston, Texas, and worked in several technical and managerial positions until 2000. From 2000 until 2008 held several management positions in Abingdon, UK; Calgary, Alberta and London, UK. Worked in the areas of Geophysical Exploration, Geological Modeling, Structural Modeling, Reservoir Modeling and Petroleum Economics and holds several patents. He is currently the Norway Technology Center Manager for Schlumberger Information Solutions and is based in Oslo and Stavanger. Main interest are software, technology, innovation, 3D visualization, design, human computer interaction, energy, environment.
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