Introduction: Track My Pi - (ITP Hackathon 2015)
Using the module shown here, we can find the location of the Rasberry Pi. By putting this at different applications such as luggage, or attach to your laptop etc, we can find the proper location of important items.
Step 1: Downloading Drobox-Uploader
Follow the steps mentioned in the below link:
Dropbox Uploader- http://raspi.tv/2013/how-to-use-dropbox-with-rasp...
Step 2: Find Your Public IP
The raspberry pi gets the latitude and longitude of the device to which it is attached using linux command i.e dig. The dig command gets the public IP.
Step 3: Find Your Location With IP
Using the service of ipinfo.io we convert public ip into the coordinate information as shown.
Next, we parse this ouput to get the location coorddinates in a text file.
Step 4: Update Your Dropbox With the Current Location
We then create a script which will read the text file and upload it on dropbox every 15 seconds.(Dropbox Uploader)
Step 5: Run the Linux Command
Running the linux script gives the following output and dropbox gets updated.
You can see the update happening every 15 seconds.
Step 6: Write and Run Python Script to Find and Display Location on Google Maps
From another PC at the client side , we download this dropbox file and run the python script to invoke the google maps module with the coordinates mapped.
Step 7: Further Steps...
We now know the location of the Pi module.
With a Sim module to the Rasberry Pi, we can know the exact location of the pi Module.
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