Introduction: Getting Started With LinkIt One - GPS
This is instructable is a part of a series of instructables in which I show you how to get started with a LinkIt One board. In the previous instructable I showed you how to connect your LinkIt One to a WiFi network, in this instructable I'm going to show you how to get started with GPS.
It is recommended to go through my previous instructables before diving right into this one, like getting started with Wifi, LEDs, servos and lot more. Also, you need to update the firmware of the board before proceeding the details of how to update the on-board firmware can be found in the first instructable of this series.
So lets get started....
Step 1: Requirements
So to get started, all you need is a LinkIt One board a micro USB to USB Cable, you need to also install the Arduino software in your PC to upload the code to the LinkIt One.
No soldering skills are required for this tutorial, but in the future tutorials there will be a lot of soldering. And there are a lot of tutorials on YouTube that shows you how to solder. You can also use an Arduino and you can PM me for additional details on how to get started.
Note: All the program can be even uploaded to an Arduino without making any changes to the program, do try assembling that to.
Step 2: Antenna
To start off with, you need to connect the GPS antenna to the link it one board this is included in the box along with the link it one. The antenna plugs into the slot where it says GPS. Connecting this antenna is all the hardware connections you need for this instructable.
Next we need to plug in the micro USB cable to the board and a PC and upload the code.
Step 3: Code
The Code for this instructable comes along with the examples in the Arduino IDE with the LinkIt one plugin, I have detailed steps written in the first instructable on how to integrate it to the IDE. You can upload the code and open up a serial monitor in the suitable port.
The Code displays the latitude and longitude on a serial port.