[Linux] Beagleboard GPS+GPRS (cellphone) Module
This is my design for a GPS/GPRS module that integrates and stacks upon a Beagleboard. You can talk to it and power it through USB (or alternative). You can request GPS positions, place calls, textmessages, post to HTTP/FTP servers, HTTP requests, the whole shabang.
The PCB design in currently in production in shanghai [white PCB color], due to arrive the end of July. They cost around $2 a piece, i ordered 10, so i have too much (any volunteers can have one if they like). Anyway, the GPRS/GPS module itselfs costs around $90, and the rest of the chips around $10~$15. Ofcourse, you’d have to solder everything yourself. But that’s just delighting.
This is the module it is all about, it’s a fairly cheap integrated GPRS & GPS module. It takes a simcard, and you can upload python scripts. Other than that, you can interface with it with standard AT codes, like requesting GPS position, calling, or sending textmessages.
With the upload of python scripts you can script that you want the module to send a textmessage with the position whenever it is being called.