Geogram ONE - Open Source Tracking Device

$120.00 each
$108.00 per unit for buying at least 10
$102.00 per unit for buying at least 25
$96.00 per unit for buying at least 75



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DESCRIPTION

The Geogram ONE is an open source tracking device based off the Arduino platform.  After a successful Kickstarter campaign, several hiccups in the manufacturing and assembly process, we're proud to announce the Geogram ONE is finally available for sale.

We're selling the bare bones board here for development, however to take full advantage of it's capabilites you'll still need the following accessories:

  • Single Cell Lithium Polymer Battery - The Geogram ONE is powered by a single cell lithium polymer battery which connects to the onboard 2 pin JST connector.  If using your own Lipo battery please make sure it's a single cell (3.7v) and the polarity on the connector is correct.
  • Cellular Antenna along with the corresponding SMA to U.Fl adapter to connect to the cellular antenna connector onboard.
  • SIM card - any unlocked 2G SIM card will work. 
  • Optional 12mm coin cell battery - The coin cell battery is used to backup the memory contents of the GPS to assist in a faster time to fix when power is removed.
  • Optional 3.3v FTDI cable for uploading sketches (firmware updates) to the main board.  The code is based off the rev 022 of the Arduino IDE.  It has not been tested on other revisions.

The lithium polymer battery can be recharged by attaching a mini USB cable to the board.  The charging circuit is preset to 500mA, so make sure your power source is capable of supplying 500mA (most computers are).

The board also comes preloaded with firmware to use as a tracking device.  Communication is handled simply by send an SMS from your smart phone. The tracking device features:

  • Locations in Google maps format
  • Geofence
  • Speed alerts
  • and much more (see the forum for more details)

We'll be updating the documentation in the days and weeks to come so if you have any questions, take a look at our fourm or simply drop us an email.

FEATURES

Quad Band GSM

  • 66 Channel GPS based off the MT3339 Chipset
  • Atmega328p with Arduino Bootloader preinstalled
  • 6 axis digital accelerometer
  • On board single cell lipo fuel gauge
  • 6 pin FTDI connector for connecting optional FTDI cable
  • USB conection for charging Lipo battery
  • 4 Analog inputs (3 can be used as digital IO)
  • 2 Digital IO lines

DOCUMENTATION

 

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Comments   

# Wladimir Robbi 2013-05-16 22:21
Sorry my english bad. I have a question: it can automatically send sms, or need to send a message to him before?
# Wayne Truchsess 2013-05-16 22:26
Quoting Wladimir Robbi:
Sorry my english bad. I have a question: it can automatically send sms, or need to send a message to him before?

It can reply to a message you send or you can set up a timer to have it send a message every few minutes, hours, days, etc..
# Georgian Borca 2013-05-25 20:08
Hi, very nice job! Looking forward to save some money. But i have a question. Is the code gonna work with arduino uno, GPS module and SIM900 SHIELD? (I think i have to modify the RX - TX pins in code) Many thanks in advance and sorry for my bad english.
+2 # Joe Dowling 2013-06-25 16:18
Works perfectly, was up and running 10 mins after I opened the box. Thanks, Joe
# Greg Delgado 2013-07-18 10:25
Can it be programmed to send data to a web server via GPRS?
# Wayne Truchsess 2013-07-20 13:48
Quoting Greg Delgado:
Can it be programmed to send data to a web server via GPRS?

Yes it can but would take additional programming. You may want to take a look at the Forum section for the latest updates in the beta version with regards to sending data via GPRS.
# Guest 2013-12-18 22:43
SMS is so primitive for $130
Is there any chance to have this with 3G/UMTS /HSDPA?
Id like real time tracking for things like transportation.
# Guest 2013-12-18 22:45
@Greg:

http://humblehackers.wikispaces.com/Rural+Transit+Vehicle+Tracking+Device
# David R 2013-09-02 17:27
Do all current versions of GeogramOne still use the "GTPA010" GPS module?
I noticed another device you have shows the "GTPA013" GPS, which is more feature-rich and has same footprint (I believe).

I would really like to be able to use this board with the features of the GTPA013. That'd be quite impressive little product!

Thanks!
# Wayne Truchsess 2013-09-02 19:49
Quoting David R:
Do all current versions of GeogramOne still use the "GTPA010" GPS module?
I noticed another device you have shows the "GTPA013" GPS, which is more feature-rich and has same footprint (I believe).

I would really like to be able to use this board with the features of the GTPA013. That'd be quite impressive little product!

Thanks!

Quoting David R:
Do all current versions of GeogramOne still use the "GTPA010" GPS module?
I noticed another device you have shows the "GTPA013" GPS, which is more feature-rich and has same footprint (I believe).

I would really like to be able to use this board with the features of the GTPA013. That'd be quite impressive little product!

Thanks!

Yes they all use the A10, however with the exception of the external antenna and hard reset line they both have the same features.
# AntonioC 2013-09-05 06:59
Hi, I'd like to know if in the future you are planning to build a new Geogram ? Are you thinking about miniaturization ? 5x6 is too big for a traker. I'd like to build a traker for my kids, but as you know childrens, if they can broke something they will do..
let me know..
cheers.
Antonio
# Wayne Truchsess 2013-09-10 00:48
Quoting AntonioC:
Hi, I'd like to know if in the future you are planning to build a new Geogram ? Are you thinking about miniaturization ? 5x6 is too big for a traker. I'd like to build a traker for my kids, but as you know childrens, if they can broke something they will do..
let me know..
cheers.
Antonio

I get this request quite frequently, perhaps I'll look into something.
# David Moss 2013-10-30 09:31
What is the standard battery life after a full charge when (i) the device is always on. or the complete opposite when (ii) the device is always in sleep mode.
# Wayne Truchsess 2013-11-01 15:07
Quoting David Moss:
What is the standard battery life after a full charge when (i) the device is always on. or the complete opposite when (ii) the device is always in sleep mode.

Battery life is tough to say because it depends on the size of the battery and how you use it. On average it consumes 35mA while idle (and more when transmitting or receiving messages/data) and in deep sleep mode about 400uA.
# Guillermo 2013-10-31 00:10
Hi, Is it possible to add it an SD Card to log all the data (accelerometer data, GPS, etc)?
Best Regards. Guillermo.
# Wayne Truchsess 2013-11-01 15:08
Quoting Guillermo:
Hi, Is it possible to add it an SD Card to log all the data (accelerometer data, GPS, etc)?
Best Regards. Guillermo.

You would have to modify the firmware and try and connect the SD card to the ISP header connectors first.
# Salim 2013-11-01 05:39
What Boart and Programmer should I select to flash a custom firmware into Geogram ONE board?
I am using Arudino 1.0.5 IDE with FTDI 3v3 cable.

Thank You.
# Wayne Truchsess 2013-11-01 15:08
Quoting Salim:
What Boart and Programmer should I select to flash a custom firmware into Geogram ONE board?
I am using Arudino 1.0.5 IDE with FTDI 3v3 cable.

Thank You.

Arduino Pro or Pro Mini 3.3v/8MHz w/ Atmega328
# daniel 2013-11-19 18:48
Wayne, this is amazing, I tried to download the master files and source and get an error, partial download, please if possible can you mail me the source for this.

I teach students Microcontroller s and this will realy invoke thier imagination wow :)

I will look to purchase some boards of you, can you tell me how much room is left within the atmega328 IC for additional code to be added. Well done fantastic project.

Daniel
# Wayne Truchsess 2013-11-20 12:02
Quoting daniel:
Wayne, this is amazing, I tried to download the master files and source and get an error, partial download, please if possible can you mail me the source for this.

I teach students Microcontrollers and this will realy invoke thier imagination wow :)

I will look to purchase some boards of you, can you tell me how much room is left within the atmega328 IC for additional code to be added. Well done fantastic project.

Daniel
Thanks Daniel. With the latest beta firmware installed, there is about 1.7k open, depending on which IDE you compile with. There are also ways to shut certain unused features off to free up more memory before compiling.
# kerryp24 2013-12-09 03:06
Have you given any thought to redoing this board as a shield? I ask, because I'd like more memory space and dropping this onto a DUE or even a Netduino would be a perfect update.

Just a thought.;-)
# Wayne Truchsess 2013-12-09 12:18
Quoting kerryp24:
Have you given any thought to redoing this board as a shield? I ask, because I'd like more memory space and dropping this onto a DUE or even a Netduino would be a perfect update.

Just a thought.;-)

Well it's funny you mention that because one of the ideas I had floating around was similar. Instead of a shield, per se, I wanted to have a blank section on the board for plugging in bare bones microcontroller boards. This way, following a set layout, you would assemble a microcontroller and associated crystal onto a small board and plug it into the GO.
# kerryp24 2014-02-08 18:08
Interesting idea. But... it might be better if you removed the processor all together and brought all the appropriate I/O lines out to a header. Then ANY board could it's I/O lines thru a cable to the board. It would allow me to hook a Due, Mega, Netduino or even a Beagle Bone Black/Raspi/Wan dboard to it for more processor/intel ligence/memory. Thoughts?

I really like your board (I have a couple) but I've run out of code space to add some specific features I'd like to have.
# Guest 2013-12-20 17:23
do you ship worldwide? i'm in asia, Philippines in particular.
# joel 2014-06-20 12:27
Hello,
I wanted to purchase the Geogram one with all options like battery and programming cable etc.
I got confused if I just need to purchase the sku DSSC-0120 and it comes with everything or add options.

I will be shipping it to a friends place in NY, as I travel there next week.
Please advise what I need to order.

Regards,

Joel
# jsteer 2014-08-04 20:25
if I wanted to purchase a geogram with certain options how would I go about doing that?? I've been searching for something exactly like this!! is there any way I could contact you about this product??
# Wayne Truchsess 2014-08-05 01:53
You can contact us at admin@dsscircuits.com
# intricatemachine 2014-08-08 00:51
Hello, I'm wondering if theres a way to buy a fully assembled unit with the antenna and everything I'd need. I'm not very familiar with the arduino so I'd love to have one that's essentially ready to go upon arrival.

Also, is this device charged via USB?

Thank you!

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