Raspberry Pi Gps Tracker with Sixfab Gps Shield

Do you want to make your own Car tracker? If say yes, This tutorial is for you.

  1. Firstly, Connect your Raspberry Pi to the internet and run sudo apt-get update  to update your Raspberry Pi
  2. We should stop Getty service on Raspbian.
      1. For non Raspberry Pi 3 machines, remember it’s /dev/ttyAMA0 that is linked to the getty (console) service. So you need to perform this command from a terminal window:
      2. For Raspberry Pi 3’s the command is similar but referencing /dev/ttyS0:
    1. You also need to remove the console from the cmdline.txt. If you edit this with:
      • sudo nano /boot/cmdline.txt
        dwc_otg.lpm_enable=0 console=serial0,115200 console=tty1 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootfstype=ext4 elevator=deadline fsck.repair=yes rootwait quiet splash plymouth.ignore-serial-consoles

        remove the line: console=serial0,115200  and save and reboot for changes to take effect.

    2. You also need to enable uart with edit /boot/config.txt file
      • sudo nano /boot/config.txt and add enable_uart=1 to bottom of file then save and reboot for changes to take effect.
  3. Download source code
    • wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sixfab/Sixfab_RPi_GPS_Shield/master/tutorials/GpsTracker.py
  4. Make it executable
    • sudo chmod +x GpsTracker.py
  5. Run it
    • sudo python GpsTracker.py

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