Real-time object tracking via GPS and mobile data with Arduino

The Indianapolis Museum of Art had a resident artist that wished to be locatable at any time, so their designers turned to the Arduino world to solve their problem. Using a simple GPS receiver shield, a GSM cellular shield and an Arduino board, they created a device that sent the GPS coordinates of the artist over the GSM GPRS network to a networked PC running a Python script which can map the artist in question:

At first such a project may seem difficult, however the designers have thankfully published all the required Arduino and PC-side code and project details for your perusal. For a complete description and instructions, visit the IMA blog page. To get started with your own Arduino project – you can’t go past our Freetronics Eleven. It’s a fully Arduino-Uno compatible with onboard prototyping area, curved edges and visible LEDs:

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