year:
2016
with:
Coffee
tools:
Arduino
Shell
Python
C
individual
project

Foxes Like Beacons

Foxes like Beacons (FLB) is an open-source positioning system that utilizes public brodcast radio signals to tell a users location.

Picture showing a hand holding a palm sized screen, showing a map.

GPS, GLONSASS, and Galileo are proprietary satellite positioning systems that define nearly all aspects of life. In contrast, FLB corrleates radio frequencies of public broadcast radio stations with open-source data about their locations to triangulate a user's position. It's built from cheap and simple off-the-shelf electronics. The first prototype has a precision of 1km, within the area of Berlin.

Image showing the exploded view of navigation device.
Image illustrating radio frequency triangulation.
Picture showning two hands holding a navigation device close to three blue radio antennas.