When going on a holiday, vacation or to SPY on your girlfriend having a GPS datalogger in your backpack would be fun and handy... I just got a brilliant idea to turn u LAPTOP bag (+ur laptop) to a PORTABLE GPS data logger, I just feel its really cool to get back home and replay your path, you could also add a open log or and SD MMC card datalogger to make it smaller....

once you get back...u can get the data and play-back u trip on google earth....and see ur self MOVE....check out the video below and see how cool it is...


Sorry for the low quality video...but the path/track animation is very smooth...


Step 1: Required!!

1.GPS chipset with external antenna feature(RPSMA connector) which gives a RS232 output

2.Mountable(Magnetic) GPS antenna

3.USB to Serial converter(prolific will do FTDI also works fine)
   (any other CABLES to make connection)

4.Battery Back(12-9v).

5.LAPTOP(win xp/linux/win7….wat eve…)

6.LAPTOP bag (targus is good)

<p>Hi </p><p>We made this devices and is <br>for sale in Uruguay! We made in Spanish and Portuguese, is avaible for <br>sale in all countries. The cost of final product is less 85USD. You see <br>it in <a href="http://www.logicasur.com/smsautoalerta.html" rel="nofollow"> www.logicasur.com/smsautoalerta.php</a></p><p>Is really great for find backpack, motorcicles or cars, without external antennas!<br></p><p>all comunications are by SMS and don't give fixed cost.</p><p>We made two apps too, for iOS and Android, search by LOGICASUR SMS AUTOALERTA in AppStore and Google Play.</p><p>if you want sale it in your country please contact me: comercioexterior@logicasur.com </p>
nice work i like this project made by you . i've choosen to make this as my mini project but i find some difficulty about the components , can you please send how to get them to my email id &quot;fayazshaik412@gmail.com&quot; . i would be thankful if u send me the details . thanq
nice work! could you plz send me complete instructions along with the code to my email id:- &quot;vishal260191@gmail.com&quot;. i'd love to make one for myself :)...and isn't there a way to make it a standalone logger?
yes u can....u can use a micro.. load at FAT lib on it...interface a SD or MMC card to dump all the data from the UART to a txt file on memory card....u can get all instruction in a PDF file, register as a pro user...
where would i be able to get a gps chipset from? and would there be anyway to load this to a memory card without the use of a laptop or upload in realtime for tracking purposes?
this is exactly wat u want...<br>http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8823<br><br>or u can make one using an arduino....u can use any one of these products...<br>http://www.sparkfun.com/search/results?term=gps&amp;what=products

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