[Application Example] Wi-Fi Geolocation Clock

Introduction

This post introduces an application example about how to identify my current location by connecting (Geolocation) Server using WizFi250 and WIZwiki-W7500, and getting time through NTP(Network Time Protocol) Server.

 

System Configuration

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Hardware Requirements

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  • SSD1306 OLED : 128 x 64 dot matrix panel

 

Hardware Configuration

UART0 RX/TX/CTS/RTS pins of WIZwiki-W7500 board are used to control WizFi250 which Wi-Fi module and It use I2C SDA/SCL pins for using SSD1306 OLED.

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Compilation of WizFi250 Geolocation and NTP Example

You can use this WizFi250 Geolocation and NTP example in following link.

WizFi250 Geolocation_NTP Example

 

Libraries for this example

SSD 1306 Library

To make use of SSD1307 OLED, you need Adrifruit GFX Library. I found some minor bugs using Display() function, so I asked Pull Request to library’s owner.

HTTP Client

As you easily can know by name, HTTP Client Library is used for sending request to and/or receiving response from external web server. In this example, it is used to get Geolocation(Geological code) by connecting to ip-api.com server. If you connect to ip-api.com/csv, then you can get name of country, address, latitude, longitude, TimeZone and so on, in (*.csv) format.

 

NTP Client

NTP Client Library is used to get UTC from Network Time Server by using UDP commnucation. This example uses a NTP Server Domain(kr.pool.ntp.org) in South Korea. The information acquired from NTP Server is UTC, so 9 hours should be added to get the local time in South Korea.

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