I find many plans and discussions about GPS tracking but not one that fits my need. Suggestions please. I can build things with Arduino and RPI and can code a bit.
My neighbor and I lost 4 trail cameras this year. Seems someone finds better uses for them. I want to build or buy a GPS tracker that sends location data once or twice a day. It must be hidden inside the camera and draw minimal power (run off the camera 6v battery and only fires up a few times a day). The cameras have space inside for a small circuit board. Camera batteries (3-4A) normally last about 4 weeks.
We think it's the same individual repurposing our cameras. If I can't get the cops on him I'd like to just go take it back where ever his using it.
Any ideas for a solution that may work? Already thought of booby traps and other nasty thing, want to keep it legal.