discussion / Biologging  / 6 January 2017

Designing non-standard tracking collars



I'm wondering if anyone in this community has designed tracking collars for species that a standard conventional collar might not work for, and if so, are those plans open source? Some wildlife I was thinking of in particular would be giraffes, pygmy hippos, pika and pangolins, as their body shape is unique and would require different designs/components to build effective systems. 


i've build collars for quite a few "non-standard" collared species. I tend to modify cheap consumer GPS devices to do so. It's a few years old now, but attached is a link to a video I made on modifying GPS devices for wildlife.


feel free to email me with any specific questions you have.