TickTag User Interface Board

Founding developers Timm Wild and Martin Wikelski


Founding developers Timm Wild and Martin Wikelski

Martin Wikelski is director at the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior and professor at the University of Konstanz. He investigates global animal migrations and pursues the goal of creating an intelligent sensor network of animals—the “Internet of Animals”—also for protecting animals worldwide.
Tim Wild is a researcher at the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior focusing on Animal Migration.

The UIB can be used to recharge the TickTag, program the microcontroller and establish serial communication with a computer or smartphone via a USB cable (data download and configuration). 


  • 1 x TickTag User Interface Board


  • Dimensions: 66.4 mm x 17.8 mm
  • Weight: 1.25 g


TA Wild ,JC Koblitz, DKN Dechmann, C Dietz, M Meboldt, M Wikelski (2022) Micro-sized open-source and low-cost GPS loggers below 1 g minimise the impact on animals while collecting thousands of fixes. PLOS ONE

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