March 30, 2010 AT 10:46 am

Open Source (hardware) Lion Tracking Collars @ Kickstarter


Open Source hardware proposal for Lion Tracking Collars @ Kickstarter

This Kickstarter request will help fund the creation of an open source wildlife tracking collar. The system is being developed to help save the last 2000 remaining lions in Kenya and is a continuation of work done in conjunction with the Lion Guardians Program and the Living with Lions research group. These organizations work to protect the last lions living in Kenya as well as the Maasai herders’ pastoral livelihood. The pledged $9000 would help fund the cost of parts, travel expenses for testing and labor in building the prototype. The project consists of two parts, a tracking system that utilizes GPS/GSM technology to locate and track wildlife and the open source documentation of the work. The first $1200 dollars over the target amount will go directly to sponsor a Lion Guardian for a full year in Kenya.

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Arduino + GPS + GSM… or you could just use old (hacked) cell phones.

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