ESP8266

Objective

Read Part 1 here

I have updated the Pulse Sensor project to give the Pulse Receiver a GPS. 

Now the Pulse Sender (the wearable that you will strap on your wrist) will send your pulse rate to the Pulse Receiver (which you will wrap around your waist) and then, apart from learning about your pulse rate, it knows where on earth you are.

Bill-Of-Materials

I added a NEO-6M UBLOX module that I purchased from Taobao. It uses the TinyGPS++ library. 

Fritzing

How It Works

Background

The Espressolite is a ESP8266 based microcontroller and the one that I feel the most passionate about; it is built as a collaboration between Espert Pte Ltd, a Singapore company, the folks from Chiang Mai Maker Club in Thailand, and based on the popular ESP8266 chip, developed by EspressIf Systems, based in Shanghai and also founded by a Singaporean. The Espressolite is manufactured by Cytron Technologies, from Penang in Malaysia. Whenever I need to tell a story about a collaborative invention, I share about the Espressolite.