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Title: Name the board and get a free one!
Post by: wayneft on Oct 18, 2011, 03:57 pm
I'm making an Arduino based tracking device and I can't think of a name for it.  Since I usually give away a free one of the items I sell I thought I'd make a little contest out of this one.  See here http://dsscircuits.com/articles/name-this-board-contest.html for details.  I've got several names so far but none have hit the nail on the head yet.
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Post by: CrossRoads on Oct 18, 2011, 04:14 pm
Can't open the link from here - how about Wayne-uino? 8)
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Post by: robtillaart on Oct 18, 2011, 08:03 pm
- ET-board ==> ET = Expert Tracker  or External tracker - (ET phone home board)  - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyFijjikkeM - :)

- WAYNE-board ==> Where Are You Now, Electronics?
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Post by: wayneft on Oct 19, 2011, 12:27 am
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- WAYNE-board ==> Where Are You Now, Electronics?

Hmmmm....this just got moved up a few notches on the list!
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Post by: bubulindo on Oct 19, 2011, 02:17 am
a fuel gauge... GPS, accelerometer... AutoBot? As in Autobots, Roll out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXwZGmjubNU&feature=related

Flea as in something that sticks to something (moving in this case) and "sucks" from it. In this case, data.

Can't think of much more.
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Post by: CrossRoads on Oct 19, 2011, 02:36 am
Phone-ometer
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Post by: justjed on Oct 19, 2011, 04:52 am
Video game tracker? Mario-ino?

Less obvious, a name from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aboriginal_tracker
Mogoino

Somewhere, in my head, is the name of one or more "tracker" characters from fiction. The retrieval bot is not doing a very good job though. And I'm far from being knowledgable on video games.

I put 'tracker' into Google translate, and set it to English->Italian. It came back with 'tracker'.  :smiley-roll:
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Post by: bubulindo on Oct 19, 2011, 05:42 am
FuBoard as in Fuel Board. I was trying to make something clever with foobar, but that's the best I came up with.

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Post by: frank26080115 on Oct 19, 2011, 06:25 am
Unrestraining Order
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Post by: pito on Oct 19, 2011, 12:06 pm
..Nomad..
..Bushman..
..Geolino..
..Geokit..
Title: Re: Name the board and get a free one!
Post by: j514 on Oct 21, 2011, 10:43 am
nice design!

ideas:
tracky
trackyduino

new updates:
tracky shield
tracky tracky track =D
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Post by: bubulindo on Oct 21, 2011, 12:02 pm

nice design!

ideas:
tracky
trackyduino



Trackuino
Title: Re: Name the board and get a free one!
Post by: justjed on Oct 22, 2011, 12:13 am
Can you call it Frank?

{
Robin Day's got a hedgehog named Frank.
Frank ... Fran ... little Frannie-Poo
}

Uh, Frankuino?
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Post by: wayneft on Oct 22, 2011, 01:50 am
Keep em coming....so far I have it narrowed down to 3. 
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Post by: justjed on Oct 22, 2011, 02:42 am
Spyduino
Retrieverino
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Post by: frank26080115 on Oct 22, 2011, 03:01 am

Can you call it Frank?

{
Robin Day's got a hedgehog named Frank.
Frank ... Fran ... little Frannie-Poo
}

Uh, Frankuino?


PLEASE DON'T
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Post by: robtillaart on Oct 22, 2011, 11:11 am

ETPH-shield - ET Phone Home-shield =>   and ET is of course Electronic Tracker

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Post by: 48X24X48X on Oct 22, 2011, 12:43 pm
LocaLoca :)
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Post by: tim7 on Oct 23, 2011, 12:33 am
"OpenTracker" or "FreeLocator"
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Post by: BAXX on Oct 26, 2011, 03:19 pm
Locatuino
Positioino

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Post by: Coding Badly on Oct 27, 2011, 09:21 am

Bustya
Jailbait
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Post by: wayneft on Nov 03, 2011, 02:36 pm
First set of boards came in today.  Ofcourse with everything going on with the storm and no power I never got a chance to order any SIM900 GSM modules.  Oh well, I guess I know what I'll be doing today.  I'm getting all kinds of great names (and a couple that can't be repeated) so keep them coming.

(http://dsscircuits.com/images/images/trackerPic.jpg)
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Post by: wayneft on Dec 14, 2011, 12:06 am
(http://dsscircuits.com/images/images/tracker_revA.jpg)
Finally assembled the first module.  I had a problem with the footprint for the accelerometer so that part doesn't work.  Other than that everything looks good so far.

I'm going to size up all the 402 parts to 603 for the next rev because I'm forever done with using 402!  The next rev is using a BMA250 accelerometer instead of the BMA180 and I'm placing a solder trace on the GPS battery backup line to have the option of wiring in a separate backup battery.

Other than that it seems to work fairly well.

Since I'm moving on to the next rev, if anyone's interested in buying this one to play around with PM me and it's yours for $55 bucks (USD). I have a basic sketch that goes along with it if you want. 

You'll need a single cell lipo battery to power it and a GSM antenna connected to the U.fl plug to connect to the network (and a SIM card which goes on the underside of the board).

Just a quick overview of what's on the board:
GSM module (SIM900)
SIM holder on the underside of the board
MCP73833 lipo charger IC set to 500mA charge rate through the USB connector
GPS
ATmega 328p (3.3v @ 8MHz) with bootloader
MAX17043 lipo fuel gauge
FAN5362 3.3v buck regulator
ICSP header
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Post by: pYro_65 on Dec 14, 2011, 12:07 pm
RCduino

seems like a great RC or UAV type controller

or Acquisino