LinkIt ONE dog-(wear)able board, activated by remote: track your dog if you miss him, escape or is stolen just with a simple SMS!
The assembly kit is available on Tindie.com: https://www.tindie.com/products/alicemirror/hugo-or-u-go-for-linkit-one/
Hugo (that's also the dog dressing the LinkIt ONE kit in these images) means 'U go! and is an innovative device to track and rescue your dog if he get lost.
There are situation when also the most calm and reliable dog can be panicked: in a night storm, hiking in the wood alone then loosing the direction to come back to you, coming crazy for the fireworks and many other. Not last the hunting dogs running for km following their prey; it is not rare that then they can't find the How can we rescue our best-friend pet?
For more information, please head to the original post by Enrico Miglino.
Hugo is a low-price device kit that can standby for more than a day with a very low power consumption thanks to the optimised software. Then if our pet best friend for some reason disappear, Hugo can be activated remotely to track the exact position of the dog. There are some peculiar characteristics that makes this device a unique and high performing rescue unit:
Can be enabled from remote via SMS at any distance.
If there is no signal, as the device is again under coverage the last SMS command is received and processed immediately.
Optionally the device can send the real-time tracking and sensors data on the Mediatek sandbox portal
Software is open source licensed under the Apache 2 license and you can hack it and customise it.
The following video and the images below shows some shooting from one of the road test the prototype has been used during the final phase of the firmware development.