Introduction: GPS and the Raspberry Pi

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This example will show how to use the Dexter Industries GPS shield with the Raspberry Pi using the Arduberry.

Step 1: Hardware Required

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Step 2: Connection the Shield

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Slide on the Dexter Industries GPS shield on the Arduberry. Slide the Arduberry on the Raspberry Pi and power it on.

Step 3: Adding the Library

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Download the Dexter Industries GPS library on the Raspberry Pi using the Netsurf Browser and save it in /usr/share/Arduino/libraries and extract it there. Follow the Adding a New Library tutorial for step by step instructions for installing a new library .

Step 4: Upload the Sketch to the Arduberry

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Open Arduino IDE, and open the example dGPS_Example_3 from the dGPS_Example_3 folder. Change the programmer to Raspberry Pi GPIO and upload the sketch to the Arduberry(use Ctrl+Shift+U).

Step 5: Start Minicom

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The data that is coming from the Dexter Industries GPS Shield is coming on the Serial Port at 9600 baud. Open minicom Serial monitor in Terminal

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Step 6: Start Receiving the Data

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Press reset button on the Arduberry to start receiving the data.

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craftclarity (author)2014-06-05

Looks like a nice hack to combine both platforms....

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