My name is Kieron, I’m new to Asmbly.
My wife and I started a meetup group for sporting dogs that need a lot of off-leash exercise - Vizslas, Weimaraner, GSPs, any pointer, and…any dog that loves running in a pack and has a nice owner. In 5 years it has grown to 12k+ members across the USA.
In our opinion a GPS tracking device is a must for any dog/pet - the cost is so low, the stress of a pet going AWOL is awful (for pet and owner) and can end in the worst, and completely avoidable, way.
The choice of good GPS trackers presents a challenge - real time tracking with terrible battery life, or great battery life with acceptable but not always reliable tracking that has a 2 minute delay.
I want to understand how GPS trackers work - but I have no expertise in electronics.
I wanted to start by taking apart existing GPS tracker products to reverse engineer and understand the tech.
If anyone has expertise/knowledge and would enjoy taking these things apart with me, let me know.
Would be fun, could save some lives.