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Building Smart Drones with ESP8266 and Arduino by Syed Omar Faruk Towaha

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GPS Tracker using ESP8266

We will use the following components:

  • NodeMCU (it has a built-in ESP8266)
  • GPS receiver (you can use the Ublox NEO-6M GPS Module)
  • A few cables
  • Power source
  • A smartphone (for the Blynk)

To make the connection, follow the pin configurations with NodeMCU and the GPS receiver:

NodeMCU

GPS receiver

D1

TX

D2

RX

GND

GND

VCC

3V

 

See the following circuit for clarification:

  1. Now, connect the NodeMCU to the computer and open the Arduino application to program the NodeMCU. Before uploading the code, let's open our Blynk app.
  2. Create a new project, as we discussed in Chapter 3, Preparing Your ...

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