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Portable GPS tracker for patients with Alzheimer’s disease

We see many tracker devices that serve various purposes. Most of them are for fun, for securing things, but this one earns respect because it is used to track Alzheimer’s patients. This is quite problematic area for relatives who have such a patient. He can leave and then forget where to return. This little tracked device may help reduce the trouble of finding such people. LoganP2 shared his simple build where he uses Arduino micro, GSP breakout board and Adafruit FONA board for getting location from a distance. Everything is placed inside 3D printed box. It seems that after prototyping there are plans for making more compact and more ergonomic version. Continue reading

Arduino cell phone with 3D printed case

As you can find almost any Arduino shield, why not build something cool? xiaobo__ thought it would be cool to build fully functional mobile phone. Probably key component here is a GPRS shield which makes it possible to make calls and write SMS. 2.8” TFT touch shield is used for menus and user interaction. GPRS shield and LCD shield are stacked on top of Arduino UNO board. Phone is powered using LiPo battery and custom charger circuit. Phone is placed in custom 3D printed case. It doesn’t look supper awesome, but it holds all parts hidden and gives a feel that you holding a phone. Stacked shields take some quite some space, to the case is pretty thick. So far Arduino phone is capable of making calls, sending text messages, receive messages and answer phone. Also there is a real time clock that displays time on screen. Menu is very simple and intuitive. Continue reading