We wanted to send you an update about the progress we’ve made on refining the Loko, our tiny, durable, open source, long-range LoRa GPS tracker.
After our campaign ended, we got to work making some updates, thanks to the feedback we got from everyone.
The Loko Ground unit case design and firmware has also been updated to our GitHub repo.
For the firmware update, we've added logging capabilities, so that it records GPS locations for a pre-configured period (also uploaded to Github)
We also modified the firmware so that when the battery life gets below 5%, it shuts down the GPS power and only sends the last recorded GPS coordinate. By turning the GPS off, Loko will continue to transmit the last coordinates for a very long time.
We have now developed both iOs and Android versions of the app. We will publish both versions in the upcoming weeks. - We modified the case design to incorporate the use of a latch strip , shown here:
For the production process, we’ve established our own manufacturing equipment, and are refining the workflow to ensure the production operates as smoothly as possible, and will provide additional details about it all soon.