Please excuse me, but I need to have a few answers before I go ahead and make a purchase. I also want to make sure I buy the correct items for my project. I have pretty basic background in electronics from many years ago, as a hobby, and also have some experience in development languages such as VB and C.
My question in this:
If I buy two modules - dwm1000 or dwm1001 (I’m not sure which one I need?), would it be possible to set one up as an anchor, and the other up as a tag, and then determine the distance between the two using a program on my laptop? What would I need to do this?
Ultimately, I need to determine the (x,y) coordinate of a tag in an ‘indoor space’, but if I am able to get the straight line distance between an anchor and a tag, then I should be able to get the (x,y) coordinate with additional anchors (in principle). Is that correct? I just want to do a proof of concept at this stage.
I will be using an Arduino to prototype this. Is there code available and working successfully? I have seen some posts on this forum using the Arduino but It’s not clear if the code actually works? I don’t mind tweaking code here or there but really looking to get this done as quickly as possible. If I can get this to work at home, then I can buy more modules to start on a bigger project. I need to do this simple proof of concept, before buying a full kit and more modules.
Do I even need to use an Arduino? Is there a simpler way to do this? For example, would any of the modules just work out of the box? Would I be able to get the (x,y) coordinates using the PC Application? I need to be able to access these coordinates from a custom-made program on my laptop to process them in real time.
Ultimately, I am looking to have this set-up in several large indoor spaces, with anything from 10 to 100 tags in each indoor space, and to be able to monitor the (x,y) coordinates of these tags in real time. On my laptop I want to be able to track each tag and process these (x.y) coordinates. Is there an easy way to get these coordinates?
Finally, I wasn’t sure if I would need the dwm1000 module or the dwm1001 module?
Thank you all so much for your help.