Introduction: GPS TRACKER WITH NO PROGRAMMING

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Hectic part with any project is coding but in this instructable i will explain that there is no need of coding for gps to function.I will use all default setting and with multiple visuals in smartphone ,windows software , weblink options.

default gps baud rate 9600 and 1hz fresh rate and bluetooth module also has 9600 by default.

HARDWARE AND SOFTWARES NEEDED

GPS RECEIVER MODULE (NEO6MV2)

FTDI USB TO TTL CONVERTER

BLUETOOTH MODULE HC05

USB TYPE B TO MICRO USB CABLE

ANDRIOD SMARTPHONE WITH BLUETOOTH GPS APP INSTALLED

OR PC HAVING BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY

GPS MINI SOFTWARE WINDOWS

GOOGLE EARTH OR GPSVISUALISER WEBSITE( FOR LOGGED DATA BASED TRACKING)

TERA TERMINAL TO VIEW GPS NMEA FORMAT DATA

Step 1: BUILDING THE CIRCUIT

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GPS MODULE AND BLUETOOTH HC05 CONNECTIONS

CONNECT VCC TO VCC AND GND TO GND OF BOTH GPS AND BLUETOOTH ON BREADBOARD.

CONNECT TX OFGPS TO RX OF BLUETOOTH MODULE

NOW FOR DELIVERING POWER TO THIS CIRCUIT WE WILL USE FTDI USB TO TTL VCC AND GND PINS

NOW FROM VCC OF FTDI MODULE CONNECT VCC OF BOTH GPS AND BLUETOOTH MODULE

AND SIMILARILIY CONNECT GND.

NOW AFTER THIS PLUG IN THE USB CABLE YOU WILL SEE LED OF BLUETOOTH STARTS BLINKING.

this means thats your gps is tansmitting the data over bluetooth.

Note: we will not use tx of bluetooth module it will get damage as it is not tolerent to 5v.

Step 2: CONNECTING TO ANDROID APP

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MAKE SURE TO INSTALLED BLUETOOTH GPS APP FROM APPSTORE.(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=googoo.android.btgps&hl=en)

FIRST GO TO SETTING OF ANDROID SEARCH FOR NEW BLUETOOTH DEVICE YOU WILL NEW DEVICE AS HC05 NOW PAIR YOUR SMARTPHONE WITH IT. (DEFAULT CODE 0000/1234)

NOW LAUNCH THE BLUETOOTH GPS APP

YOU WILL BE ASKED TO TURN ON BLUETOOTH CONNECT IT .

NOW YOU WILL SEE TIME WILL APPEAR IN HOME PAGE

THERE ARE DIFFERENT TABS OF SERIAL TERMINAL , SATELLITE FOUND,GOOGLE MAP.

LOOK FOR OPEN SKY UNTIL GPS GET LOCKED OR 3D FIX MINIMUM 4 SATELLITES ARE NEEDED FOR THIS.

ONCE GPS LOCKED IS ACHIEVED YOU WILL LONG , LATI , ALTITUDE ETC.

AND OF COURSE YOUR CURRENT LOCATION ON MAP TAB.

Step 3: WINDOWS CONNECTION

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select the comport and 9600 as baud rate and connect to gps mini software to see the live action.

you can also see nmea sentences in teraterminal window by selecting comport and baudrate.

further you can log this data in gpsmini and then use this loggfile to see live tracking on gpsvisualiser website.

Step 4: Play

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Comments

JoaquínC37 (author)2017-04-02

can you make one with a vhf transmitter instead bluetooth ?

Crucio (author)2016-12-20

Nice and simple. Thanks.

I would suggest though that you not type in all caps as it makes your instructable harder to read.

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