Playing with new toys while running.
I’ve recently started using a Raspberry Pi that one of my mates acquired as a mobile Linux platform for testing some of my somewhat random location based software.
Here’s how my new toy works:
The Raspberry Pi (RPi) gets the location from the GPS attached to a usb port. This is then coded into a standard string of numbers and sent as a text message to my computer at home, waiting to receive the GPS data.
My web server then reads the encoded number string and decodes it to a decimal location and places a point on the map. Using some of the cool tools that come with google maps you can then join the dots. Each point on the map was a text message that was sent.
It’s not the most optimal solution but it was fun to do.