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Pi 3 + Fona Tutorial

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Pi 3 + Fona Tutorial

Access Initial State services through a Raspberry Pi 3 and Fona Cellular GSM and GPS breakout board

This step-by-step tutorial by Initial State instructs on how to set up a serial connection between the Fona and the Pi 3, teaches how to use the Fona's cellular connection to give the Pi internet access, shows how to access the Fona's built-in GPS, and instructs how to setup the Pi 3 to collect GPS info and then stream it over a cellular connection.

Step-By-Step Tutorial

Requirements for the final project:
  • Raspberry Pi 3
  • SD card loaded with Raspbian Jessie
  • Adafruit FONA 808 - Mini Cellular GSM + GPS Breakout
  • Passive GPS antenna
  • GSM antenna
  • Lipoly battery
  • SIM card (2 G)
  • Portable battery charger
  • Female-female tie lines
  • Micro USB to USB cable
Requirements for transferring code and debugging:
  • Bluetooth keyboard/mouse
  • Screen or display
  • WiFi dongle
  • USB hub