B K
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Portable Mesh Network

Creating a portable mesh network to send GPS coordinates from a handheld device to base camp using XBEE S3B units.

BeginnerWork in progress12 hours6
Portable Mesh Network

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Teensy 3.1
Teensy 3.1
×1
Argon
Particle Argon
×1
Adafruit Ultimate GPS Breakout
Adafruit Ultimate GPS Breakout
×1
SparkFun XBee Explorer Regulated
SparkFun XBee Explorer Regulated
×2
Digilent XBee-PRO 900HP (S3B) DigiMesh, 900MHz, 250mW, Wire Antenna, 200Kbps
×3
LED (generic)
LED (generic)
×1
Resistor 220 ohm
Resistor 220 ohm
×1
Breadboard (generic)
Breadboard (generic)
×2
0.96" OLED 64x128 Display Module
ElectroPeak 0.96" OLED 64x128 Display Module
×2
Pushbutton Switch, Momentary
Pushbutton Switch, Momentary
×1
SparkFun Lithium Ion Battery - 2Ah
×1
lithium battery charging board
×1
External USB Battery PAck
×3
Male-Header 36 Position 1 Row- Long (0.1")
Male-Header 36 Position 1 Row- Long (0.1")
×1

Software apps and online services

Arduino IDE
Arduino IDE
Visual Studio 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio 2015

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Laser cutter (generic)
Laser cutter (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)
Drill / Driver, Cordless
Drill / Driver, Cordless
Wire Stripper & Cutter, 18-10 AWG / 0.75-4mm² Capacity Wires
Wire Stripper & Cutter, 18-10 AWG / 0.75-4mm² Capacity Wires
Solder Wire, Lead Free
Solder Wire, Lead Free
PCB Holder, Soldering Iron
PCB Holder, Soldering Iron

Story

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Custom parts and enclosures

Ground Station Box

Ground Station box is a tad bit small for the small breadboard I used. ended up needed to drill a few extra holes where the connecting nubs protrude.

Remote Box

Schematics

Repeater Node

BreadBoard

Repeater Node

Wiring Schematic

GPS Setup

GPS BreadBoard

GPS Setup

GPS Schematic

Ground Station

Ground Station BreadBoard

Ground Station

Ground Station Schematic

Code

Repository

Repository

Credits

B K

B K

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