This tutorial is to show how to build a wifi-based GPS tracker with MediaTek Cloud Sandbox and even on mobile app.
Step 1: Prerequisite: Register a Free Account of MCS(MediaTek Cloud Sandbox)
Go to the official website: https://mcs.mediatek.com/
Register a free count https://mcs.mediatek.com/oauth/en/login
Step 2: Create a New Prototype for GPS
Sign into MCS and click "Development", and then click "Create".
Step 3: Input the Name, Version As Indicated Below, Click “Save” to Complete
Step 4: After the Prototype Be Finished, Click "detail" to Edit the Prototype
Step 5: You Will Be Brought to a Fly-through Tutorial to Understand Basic Functions, You May Click “Exit” Should You Wish to Skip Through This Step.
Step 6: Now Let's Create the Following Data Channels Summarize As Below
Step 7: Click “Add” to Create First Data Channel
Step 8: Click “Add” Under the Display Data Channel
Step 9: Filling in the Data Channel Detail As Below, Click “Save” to Complete.
Step 10: And Then You Will See a Data Channel Is Created As Shown
Step 11: Repeat Step 7~10 to Complete LATITDUE, LONGITUDE, LED_DISPLAY Data Channel Create.
Step 12: Create LED_CONTROL Controller Data Channel by Selecting Controller Type Data Channel
Step 13: Click “Create Test Device” Button, Fill in the Name, and Then Click “Go to Detail”
Step 14: Here Is the Detail Page of the Created Test Device, and Copy the DeviceId and DeviceKey
Step 15: Download the GPS Tracker Arduino Code, And
If you don't have the arduino http client library, please download it and import.
Edit the GPS tracker code as below:
#define WIFI_AP "YOUR_AP_NAME"
#define WIFI_PASSWORD "YOUR_AP_PASSWORD"
#define DEVICEID "YOUR_DEVICEID"
#define DEVICEKEY "YOUR_DEVICEKEY"
Step 16: After the Code Is Compile and Uploaded to the Board Correctly, the Board Will Send GPS Data to the Test Device You Have Created As in the Screen Shot Below:
Step 17: You Can Also Use MCS Mobile Application to View the GPS Data on Mobile
Download the MCS Mobile Application: