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Every year about 700,000 vehicles get stolen in US. In fact, a car is stolen every 45 seconds.
We all love our cars and whether it is a roaring Lamborghini or a purring Prius, we are attached to it and wish that it never gets stolen.
I am very attached to my family car and take lots of precaution that I do not park my car in secluded places or double check that I always lock my car when I park it anywhere and always carry my car keys with me. However, I am still worried whether my car is safe. In order to get rid of these genuine worries, I decided to design my own low cost car tracking system.
In this instructable, I have explained the process of building one's very own Global Car Tracking System -'Athena' - for a cost of just 100$. The steps for building this device is very simple and explained in a lucid manner. The skills required for you to build this is minimum (Basic knowledge about electronics and the Arduino IDE).
I have christened this device by the name 'Athena' because Athena is the Greek Goddess of navigation.
So what are we waiting for.....let's get started.......
Step 1: Parts Needed:
- Arduino Uno
- Arduino GSM Shield (I have used a SIM900 GSM/GPRS Shield Module)
- GPS Module
- Adapter Plug for powering the Arduino
- 4pcs of LM7805 IC
- Male Header Pins
- Female Header Pins
- Project Enclosure
- Soldering Iron
- Soldering Wax