A Box That Can SAVE YOUR LIFE....and Get You Out of Awkward Conversations! (GPS/SMS/Call Thingy)

Introduction: A Box That Can SAVE YOUR LIFE....and Get You Out of Awkward Conversations! (GPS/SMS/Call Thingy)

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In this project I will be showing you how to build a GPS/SMS/Call thingy. I got the idea from an Instagram product that can send an emergency SMS with GPS location to a phone. But the only problem was that the instagram product requires a smartphone to do this which I think is not ideal. So I came up with a box that can do all this work on its own without requiring a smartphone. And as a bonus; my box can also call you to get you out of awkward conversations ;-) Let's get started!

Step 1: Watch the Video!

Make sure to watch the video since it gives you all the basic information about this project.

Step 2: Order Your Components!

Here you can find a parts list with all the required components (affiliate links):

1x Arduino Pro Mini: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_APsmG8

1x A6 GSM Module: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_98ih6y

1x NEO-6M GPS Module: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_A5Pys4

Resistors: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dTPpXjt

LED: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dV63r7D

2x Slide Switch: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_99gyF2

1x Tactile Push Button: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_A3GIVQ

1x TP4056: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dX8n0hp

1x LiPo Battery: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_996Mx2

Perfboard: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_AAlVqy


1x Arduino Pro Mini: https://amzn.to/3D0YFiM

1x A6 GSM Module: https://amzn.to/3D1bdXN

1x NEO-6M GPS Module: https://amzn.to/3D2hpyB

Resistors: https://amzn.to/2ZuOC86

LED: https://amzn.to/3nZxIYQ

2x Slide Switch: https://amzn.to/3DZRpVO

1x Tactile Push Button: https://amzn.to/3FThzdn

1x TP4056: https://amzn.to/32FcNC6

1x LiPo Battery: https://amzn.to/3refAfN

Perfboard: https://amzn.to/3174q1a

Step 3: Build the Circuit!

Here you can find the schematic for the project along with reference pictures of my finished design.

Step 4: 3D Print the Enclosure!

Here you can find the .stl files for my enclosure.

Step 5: Upload the Arduino Code and Assemble Everything!

Here you can find the Arduino code for the project.

You will also need to download/include this library: https://github.com/mikalhart/TinyGPSPlus

Step 6: Shrinkify!

Here is where it gets interesting. I actually created a new version of this project with a very small PCB. This makes the project much more portable. Here is the link to the video: soon

In this step you can find all the new files that I created for this new version. And if you are looking for the schematic, PCB design and Gerber files then you can have a look here: https://oshwlab.com/GreatScott/smscallgpsthingy

Step 7: Success!

You did it! You just created your own GPS/SMS/Call Box!

Feel free to check out my YouTube channel for more awesome projects: http://www.youtube.com/user/greatscottlab

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    Question 1 year ago on Step 5

    how this can be smarter .when user send sms cod (*pin1234) then micro save sender nomber to eeprom.and after then micro know the user nobmer