In the pycom gpy tutorial getting started with pycom gpy, Chris made a comment: “looking forward to building some projects with this I’d like to have a low jacking bug for my ebike, so the fit if ever wanders off it’ll tell me where it’s gone”.
I suspect he may have been talking about using the gpy as some sort of gps tracker but I’ve not found any info to suggest he ever built such a beast.
So my question is whether anyone at Core knows whether Chris (or anyone else for that matter) ever did get to build a gpy based gps tracker (or similar) or not?
There is some anecdotal evidence here to suggest there were some sort of network constraints for these devices where they suddenly stopped working on the Telstra network - but that was quite some time ago and it sounds like it was resolved (just not sure what happened)
I have been poking around the Core forums (and more broadly) for ideas on whether using a gpy is a viable option for a gps tracker project (something relatively simple where location data is sent via the ‘network’ to a basic web service or maybe a periodic sms as I’ve seen in some other projects) but haven’t really found anything conclusive yet.
Of course, there are commercially available gps trackers here in AU …just prefer to see if a DIY was possible before heading in the commercial direction …any feedback/comments on this topic welcome.