Bicycle GPS tracker using arduino UNO R3 which tracks and sends the location of my bike to my phone

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Anubhav Asks,

I am making a bicycle GPS tracker using arduino UNO R3 which tracks and sends the location of my bike to my phone. For that I am looking for GPS and GSM modules. Could you please let me know which modules you have available and would meet my requirements the best along with the price.

Thanks for your question Anubhav!

The 3G shield I’d recommend is this one: http://littlebirdelectronics.com.au/products/itead-3g-shield

It’s the only module in Australia on the market that is compatible with Telstra 3G (all the rest work with Vodafone / Optus). The GPS module I recommend is: http://littlebirdelectronics.com.au/products/sparkfun-venus-gps-with-sma-connector

You’ll need a GPS Antenna such as: http://littlebirdelectronics.com.au/products/antenna-gps-embedded-sma

A tutorial on connecting it to your Arduino is available here:


#2

Interesting. I’m doing something similar, for a mountain bike, on a farm, where GSM and 3G are less reliable and more costly than I’d like, so I’m using the same Venus module, an Arduino Pro Mini 328 and a 151 MHz transmitter module. In tests so far I’m seeing good results. I’m also offsetting the position data and keeping it off public networks, so that I’m less reliant on them.