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[aprssig] Custom APRS tracker project

Tom Mandera tsm1 at tmcom.com
Tue Mar 22 16:40:30 UTC 2011


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> Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 14:30:43 -0700
> From: Dan Smith <dsmith at danplanet.com>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Custom APRS tracker project
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>> Can you tell us what OS and how do you program the critter ?
>
> It's running Linux.  It's about 2500 lines of C code, not including the
> libfap bits.
>

Very interesting project, Dan.  Careful - if you include wifi and have it
automatically tether to your local network at home, next you'll have it
streaming MP3s into the car stereo from a local repository of files synced
up each night (say, podcasts).

When I used my Nokia 770/800/810 more often, I was pretty happy with
Maemo-Mapper.
https://garage.maemo.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=3536

With the Maemo platform  fading away, I keep thinking I should pull down
the source code and give it a go.

Maemo-Mapper included APRS message receipt (not sending), APRS position
displays and other information, though it's original purpose was to be a
GPS with off-line maps and interface with a BT GPS, all using a
touch-screen interface (modified GTK+ called "Hildon")

Take Maemo-Mapper, un-Hildon-ize it, and add a screen similar to the one
you've already built for the "regular APRS Heads-up" view and you can
retain all of the mapping/tracking functionality already included in
Maemo-Mapper.

(Careful, the version 3.0 for the N900 cut out all of the useful APRS
features)

I'm also intrigued by your telemetry additions.  On our last four-wheeling
trip, my OT+ was sending out telemetry.  The under-dash area hovered
around 80-degF most of the day (with the heat on to keep my two daughters
warm, of course)

-Tom
ke7vux



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