build your own GSM GPS tracking device

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If you are into electronics and have some extra cash laying around here is your weekend project. You can build your very own GSM GPS tracking device. The materials will cost you about $280, the most expensive piece being the GM862-GPS module for $183.

If you follow his directions carefully, in the end you should be able to switch the module on and off, send text SMS messages through the module and fetch GPS positions from it which should look something like this:

Request GPS
AT$GPSACP got: AT$GPSACP
GPSACP: 131924.999,5333.9291N,00954.8841E,2.6,34.0,3,29.78,0.32,0.17,130707,07
OK

And if you are paranoid of people who can build one of these things you should get yourself a GPS and GSM jammervia

60 Responses to “build your own GSM GPS tracking device”

  1. John D Says:

    looks to expensive for a D.I.Y project


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  19. Bukky Omojayogbe Says:

    Please, I would appreciate to know more about tracking device on cars: the circuit diagrams, components and principles of operation.


  20. Olayinka Omojayogbe Says:

    I hope I can convert this to commercial use.


  21. Aravind Says:

    If any one has the circuit diagram, components details plz send it my mail id, and cost details also in indian currency, Thank u


  22. NAVEEN Says:

    am so interested to do dis gps-gsm project… plz i m in need of information 4 tat.. kindly request to send circuit components and currency … thk u..


  23. arun kumar . k Says:

    I am very intrested and need to do project for my final year. so if anyone has the circuit diagram & components details plz send it my mail id, and cost details also in indian currency, Thank u


  24. Chukwuemeka C Uba Says:

    I’m quite interested in the GPS/GSM device building.

    It’s very good of you to throw this challenge.

    Please give me information on the installation process.

    I will also like you to mentor me on detailed building process and installation procedure of GPS/GSM car tracking.


  25. ajenifuja sherif Says:

    pretty happy will i be,if i could get a simple diagram and detail on car tracking device for my project. please kindly send it to my mail.


  26. Swapna Says:

    I am intrested and need to do project for my final year. I have devlopded all but I require GSM/GPS/GPRS receiver circuit for finalish my project.so if anyone has the circuit diagram & components details plz send it my mail id swapna_patel2001@yahoo.co.in.
    Thank u


  27. NANA AFA Says:

    please i soooo interested in the device. I’m in Ghana.West Africa . Can you please send me the detailed circuit diagram and where to purchase the devices and the costs involved.Please reply soon. thank you


  28. noorali Says:

    I am very intrested and need to do project for my final year. so if anyone has the circuit diagram & components details plz send my mail id, and cost details Thank u

    gsm/gps


  29. Admin Says:

    Just send me a mail on shadowboy_2006@yahoo.com if you want a circuit diagram


  30. Madu obinna Says:

    pls i need thr full details of this. send it to me at @ monbino@yahoo.com. thanks.


  31. jeremiah Says:

    Please, I would appreciate to know more about tracking device on cars: the circuit diagrams, components and principles of operation.

    Thanks


  32. James Lee Says:

    hi ,we are manufacturer in China for GPS tracker,if you need please contact me.jamesli169@gmail.com


  33. chetan Says:

    About me GSM GPS tracking system,
    circuit diagram, components
    And other feature


  34. Niels Says:

    Looks pretty expensive. I have developped a much more efficent way to communicate with a mobile phone, to exchange data and the temporary location of objects.

    The code is only for private use and not for commercial use.

    http://www.mikrocontroller.net/topic/150999#new


  35. tama Says:

    Haluw,,can you help me?
    I want to build gps tracking system.but I don’t know what system require for build this system.
    and i don’t what must i to to in the first step.can u help me?


  36. bhasky Says:

    great blog. Very very useful. U have a big heart to share all the info :-).
    Please help me too with some info. How to get the fuel level into the GSM modem? There are many old vehicles, which doesn’t have a digital fuel indicator. How could I convert analog fuel level to digital signal? Sorry my questions are very very basic.


  37. Sue Says:

    Good day I just a quick question, can any help me I want to know how I could create a tracking device with a tag meaning if I place a device on my car and it was stolen how could I build something that could show me where to fine it? Thanks my email address is soursopusa@hotmail.com


  38. SliverLeo Says:

    Hi, I’m very interested in building this device. Pls send me the details on the components and the circuit diagram at leng-kee@hotmail.com
    Thk!


  39. Joshg Says:

    Hi,
    i am interested in making this project. i would like the components. and a diagram,
    thankyou.
    Mcookefortrade@gmail.com


  40. Lily Says:

    Hi, I’m very interested in this device. Pls send me the details on the components and the circuit diagram to lilywyr@yahoo.com
    Thank you very much.


  41. Saad Says:

    Hi,
    I am interested to make this project, could you send me all information that need to help me.

    Regards,

    Saad


  42. moe Says:

    Pls send me the details on the components and the circuit diagram to eng.m.shouha@hotmail.com


  43. ruby Says:

    Can a GSM module receive data from more than one GPS device? If so please send me the explanation and also the circuit diagram of that GSM module. send the details to rubeshsekar@yahoo.co.in


  44. peeyush Says:

    I am intrested and need to do project for my final year. so if anyone has the circuit diagram & components details plz send my mail id, and cost details Thanks


  45. Abdullah Munir Says:

    please i need this gsm mobile tracker details and also component details, if you have please give it to me and i’ll pay you. thanks


  46. Cell phone trick Says:

    Thanks its informative.


  47. rohit Says:

    where the heck is the article


  48. Times Caught up Says:

    Off the shelf item will now set you back.. US$180

    With more features.

    Here is an example (I do not know this product, work for them or recommend them, this is only an example of many retailers)

    http://www.gpsgsmsolutions.com/gps%20trackers/gpstrackers.aspx

    Otherwise, for 2007, this was a great gadget to build.


  49. Someone Says:

    Nice pretty easy to make to…. And inexpensive


  50. Ore Says:

    i am really interested in this, would appreciate it if i could receive circuit diagram and list of components and general instructions on how to gop about it


  51. John Says:

    Its very interesting, can u plz send the diagrams and hardware design to my mail ID. Very nice project.


  52. Dee Says:

    very interested in the circuit diagram and list of components. As well as for instructions on how to get it set up. Please email me at vzwdeecee@gmail.com

    Thank you.


  53. Amine Says:

    I’m very interested to this project, i want to know the circuit diagram and list of components if possible. As well as for instructions on how to get it set up. Please email me at amine_chared@hotmail.com
    Thank you.


  54. meli Says:

    6 March 2012
    I am really looking for some details to do this project if you can help me please mail me at melika.marashi@yahoo.com


  55. zenhaku Says:

    I’m very interested to this project, could you email me the circuit diagram and list of components if possible,as well as for instructions on how to get it set up. Please email me at zenhaku@yahoo.com
    Thank you.


  56. gopal Says:

    call me


  57. goh Says:

    i m very interested can u send me the circuit diagram n component list ……pls……i need it do for my final year project….
    nistlerooy_gym_91@hotmail.com


  58. ram Says:

    pls send me the details about circuit diagram and components list… pls send abdulkadherr@gmail.com


  59. ragul Says:

    hey i want buy this kit for my project.how to i get it?. any 1 have code for macro controler send (tdr_g@hotmail.com)pls help.


  60. disha makkar Says:

    hey am working on final year project based on VTS which involves making a tracking unit and a java code.
    i have the code for listner as well as display. it would be a great help if u c9ould share the hardware components, proinciples, algorithms or any documentation. thanks!!
    reply asap


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