Any hacksfor a GPS For Dummies brand GPS?
Asked by curmudge-man 8 years ago
Asked by ed29935 7 years ago
Hello All, I am Robert i am doing phd and fro that i have to make an project of which one is gps detection. Now query is:- I have an gps device how do i connect it to net and see where my car to which i have attached the gps device is presently at and on which route is it going? Please help
Asked by Robertclove 5 years ago
I am looking for a GPS system that will locate your pet cat or dog that has disappeared. I know that there are microchips implanted in pets to identify them when they have been displaced and rescued. There is also telemetry that is used with wildlife to track animals. Any ideas?
Posted by carolb4 6 years ago
Is it possible to buy a GPS Receiver that can transmit its coordinates directly to a smart phone with special software without using a Cell Network service ? No data logging is needed. No SIM Card since not using Cell Network. Thanks
Asked by victor43 4 years ago
I like to use my car speakers with my dash mount GPS. Is there anyway GPS announcements can be made thru the speaker system while the radio is on playing either by fading the music or by temporarily interrupting it.. The GPS has a headphone jack output and a USB port and it is bluetooth enabled. I am thinking that a sound activated FM transmitter with an integrated sound activated switch might do the trick. Any suggestions or solutions?
Asked by ritetome 8 years ago
It's been awhile since I have messed around with my quadcopter. However, the weather was really nice yesterday and I decided to go for a bit of a flight. Just about EVERYTHING on my quadcopter was messed up. To the point it was unflyable. Some reason my CRIUS GPS module simply stopped working as well as it used to. It still works, but instead of taking a few seconds to get a lock, with 7-9 satellites detected, it seems to take 5 to 10 minutes with only 4-5 satellites. All the while it is acquiring a lock, my battery is draining with the ESCs on standby and the gimbal motors drawing an amp or two. The ceramic square top seems to have been coated with a metal square, and that is scratched off in one corner and showing areas of damage. I thought this is just cosmetic damage, but is that actually damage to the antenna? I don't know much about GPS RF voodoo. How do these GPS antennas work?
Asked by -max- 2 years ago
What is the output voltage and amps for a Garmin Nuvi 1100 AC wall adpater?
Asked by BGeldert 6 years ago
My first instructable would be to turn my Geomate jr. into a paper weight or door stop as the company (Apishere)has gone belly up! Does anyone know how to put geocache coordinates into the device. The software they provided doesn't work. I guess the problem I'm having is to get LOC files off of geocaching.com and into the device. I can use either chrome or MS Internet explorer. or Are there any tech savvy makers that can hack this device in other ways?
Asked by joff1965 6 years ago
Is this possible to find the stolen mobile by using mobile gps details ?
Asked by hgkarthik 3 years ago
Hello, I want to know, If i can send data GPS from my smartphone to anathor GPS module EM-506 connect to Arduino or raspberry pi. Thank you
Posted by ibrahimenedis 1 year ago
Hi, I know that sd cards wil lload up and work in the Garmin GPS units. Will there work on a Navman s45 series GPS, sold in Australia? regards Colincolin30
Asked by colincolin30 6 years ago
There is a 8 pins connector with no indication at all :-(
Asked by rastactivist 5 years ago
I dont know what I could do with it. I just dont use the gps so I wanted to see if their was anything I could make it in to.
Asked by dknigh00 7 years ago
Http://hackaday.com/2014/01/17/20-gpsglonassbeidou-receiver/ This Arduino board with GPS/GLONASS/Beidou looks interesting. What is the advantage of having GLONASS or Beidou? Although my phone only has GPS, but seems works quite well finding places.
Posted by tinkerboy9 4 years ago
Is it possible to purchase a gps transmitter chip (smallest possible battery) and have it "upload" its locations in real time on google maps? chip and power source should be as small and thin as possible to fit in envelopes or packages.
Asked by chienb 6 years ago
Hi all. I'm building a GPS Repeater. I'm wondering if any one has ever tried to use the LNA on the Xmit side of a wireless router to amplify and re-radiate a GPS signal? I'm still in the research stage, but I'm thinking I can take the signal from a active GPS USB patch antenna, tie it into the LNA input on the RX side of a wireless router (hack all signals in the router- we are just interested in the power and signal input). Schematics to a router would be great. I have 10+ years in RF, so I know that the Xmit on a router is so not 1.5GHZ range like GPS. A few mods to some componets can ceratinly help turn the center freq of the Xmit. on the router. What are your thoughts?
Posted by chris23892 6 years ago
The device was connected in reverse polarity. Pilot light is on but all else is dead.
Asked by D.T. Hammer 8 years ago
I have a junk gps that dont charge anymore so i have been playing around with it trying to hardwire the charger into it is there a way i can hook the charger straight to my battery? the battery is 5v and i wana put it in my car wich is 12v obviously.... im new to this so is there someone who can explain what to do and why? if i need more info just tell me and ill find it out
Posted by mastermindrs 5 years ago
Hi, is anyone aware on an instructable teaching someone how to track a dog? I don't want it to track in real time (if it could that'd be fine, but I want to go for cheap and light) I want to plug it into my computer and have it tell me where he went. If this is possible can you send me a link? For bonus points, an Ible' on how to hook up a mic. to record things. Thanks -Kieran
Asked by qballcat 8 years ago
I am working on getting some data acquisition integrated with a mini Baja car we're working on, and I would like to be able to track position with GPS, and hopefully speed too, but thats secondary to trying to track position. I'm going to mount a tablet netbook in the dash of the vehicle; can I use a USB GPS module, something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=58-179-009&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo My main concern is it looks like these are made to work as Sat Navs with Microsoft Streets and Trips. Instead, is there a way to just obtain the position data directly with custom software and record it either as a spreadsheet or graph, or even just something like a comma separated text file? I don't know anything about programming, so I will be finding a programmer to help me out, but I was wondering if this is the best way to go about this or are there gps modules made for this type of application? Thanks!
Asked by capt. untsahts 7 years ago
Ok, here is what ive been wanting to create for awhile now and i know ill never have the smartness to build it myself so i thought it throw it out to the crowd Basically ive had in mind is a GPS program that works on any WifI device (laptop or WiFi mobile phone) and it use's triangulation from the signal strengths of three Access Points to tell you where you are at the moment The reason for this is is that at my Uni, i always see people getting lost because its so massive! and some people just can't read maps ( funny, i know) So if there was a program that used Access Points (there thousands of those in my uni) to pin point where you are Some basic Questions i guess - Which programming laungage? (Java?) - Can signal strength be broken down into small categories rather than Excellent, Very Good, Good, Poor - from that, would each Access Point have its own meters per unit estimate? This is probably silly of me to post this here because now someone else can create it (or if they have, someone link me haha) and call it their own :S Cheers Oily
Posted by Oily Seldon 10 years ago
Asked by zmei4o 8 years ago
Hey guys, I'm using a arduino uno r3, an adafruit ultimate gps shield, and a 16gb SD card. I have the Adafruit GPS Library and the "friendlier" SD library which is in the details for the shield online. Whenever I try to use any programs on the arduino and shield at all, it says: Ultimate GPSlogger Shield Card init. failed! Any way to fix this so I can start receiving and logging the GPS data?
Asked by RedCthulu 2 years ago
I was wondering whether if i was to take a normal flash drive, and take out the gps reciever from a tomtom lets say, would i be able to integrate the two together and have the flash drive use the gps in order to locate the device??
Asked by mukz 8 years ago
I just wanted to check with the community out there to see if anyone knows of a good place to start building a tracking system that is GPS based. essentially, a person or object will wear a gps device and there will be one placed on a camera gimbal. I am hoping to create a way for an arduino to do the math so that the camera stays fixed on the target no matter where the target / camera moves. Any thoughts??
Posted by crashpilot 5 years ago
I installed GPS module, MicroSD card, OLED, and Arduino Uno board. After upload the code to the board, the result just show zero value. Does it has a problem with my GPS module? How to fix this issue? Thank you in advance for your help. Your help is greatly appreciated
Asked by VankeyH 3 months ago
I want to know the best garmin gps for hiking and the best place to get it. I want easy navigation, accuracy, cheapness, ability to upload free maps, and color. I was thinking garmin etrex 20. I'd also like the cheapest place to buy it, used or new. thanx, theboygenius
Posted by theboygenius 5 years ago
Like to find out if anyone has made a guided helicopter using a gps from an iPhone 4s or any other way of guiding a quad / or helicopter so you can give it a point on a map and it will fly to that location or to operate thru web or google maps etc.. Love to hear from any whizz people out there.. Lets hear from you ..
Asked by sunbeamtigerv8ti 5 years ago
I recently purchased and assembled the sparkfun GPS shield, and an EM 406a GPS module. I also have a parallax serial lcd module. They both work, but when used in the same code, neither of them work. They bot use the SoftwareSerial library, but they are on different pins. Any help?
Asked by pianoman99a 4 years ago
I need to put items back onto this circuit board that came off. Just want to know what they are. In the picture below, they are shown with the arrow. One is a cylinder with "671 220 50z" written on it. The other is just a tiny rectangle with a solder connection on each end. My unit won't connect with satellites and I'm wondering if these that somehow came disconnected have something to do with it.
Posted by rhinson 10 years ago
My brother and I are currently working on an air launcher projectile. It is highly likely that it could go .5 to 1.5 miles. We have the ability to test at this distance, however locating this costly projectile is likely to be difficult. We have looked into gps trackers, however the cheapest one that would actually work was 500 dollars and if we had that kind of money we wouldn't need a gps tracker on the thing in the first place. I just wondered if there was a quick and dirty way to make a short range locator. I have heard of little bluetooth tracking stickers, but I wasn't quite sure if that would work to find a 1 foot long projectile in a square mile field. This locator needs to be extremely shock resistant, fit in a container 7" by 1.5" and must weigh a minimal amount. We also are looking hopefully below 100 @most 150 dollars.
Asked by jj.inc 4 years ago
A friend of mine lives out in the countryside (about 25+ miles away from the nearest village). His dog occassionally goes off on the trail of Deer etc. Normally it stays around the farm but every now and then off it goes when we are all working and not keeping an eye on it. I was wondering if there is a simple/robust GPS tracker that could be attached to the dogs collar (a bit like the dog tag metal disks that are available to put the owners name and address on)? My idea is that the owner could look on his PC or mobile phone to see whereabouts the dog has got to and then go and get her. If anyone has any suggestions they would be very much appreciated, Bernard UK
Posted by InvictaJ26 5 years ago
Hello all, could anyone give me some insight to how complex the process of designing a very small GPS tracker which could be used to track lets say a person, which can post its co-ords to map software which is custom programmed etc in realtime. Hypothetical scenario: 1) Tracking someone who is on the move outdoors, only has very small pockets to fit the thing in. 2) The device must send co-ords to mapping software on a computer every 10 seconds maybe. 3) Someone can view there position on the map software in instantly to understand their exact position. Also how expensive would the whole process cost to manufacturer roughly? Thanks in advance and sorry for the vagueness in my question
Posted by tullybear 5 years ago
Hello, I'ts my first post here, so dont get mad if it's not the right subforum for this topic. I would just like some ideas/opinions for my project, because maybe I am forgetting something in addition to i am new with arduino the idea is a device that tracks a car's speeds and omits a message to the driving control authority, in case the car exceeds the speed limit. so What I am trying to build,is a Speed limit notification system that can sense my location and speed using GPS then compare it to defined speed for the current road using algorithm then send data over GSM network to my webserver or mobile phone warning me if i exceed the speed limit . What I need to achieve (and my plans to do so) are: 1. Arduino Uno 2. GPS module http://www.zeroohm.ae/Adafruit-Ultimate-GPS-Breakout-66-channel-10-Hz-updates-Version-3?search=gps 3. GSM shield for network connection or sms sending http://www.zeroohm.ae/Arduino-GSM-Shield-2-integrated-antenna?search=gsm 4. GSM + GPS shield (Replace 2 and 3 ) http://www.waveshare.com/phone-shield-sim908.htm 5. so i will defined maybe two or three roads using this techniques and define any speed i want http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=136265.0 Is these parts good ? is it ok to connect GPS module through gsm shield to Arduino ? or replace both with one shield (GPS and GSM ) I'm working on this project alone, maybe I have missed something, maybe theres a better solution for something, maybe someone else has some great ideas they are willing to share, regarding this idea and how to pull it off. Thanks all and sorry about my english
Asked by ekayed 2 years ago
Okay, my idea is that in the event of the zombie apocalypse (or many others) I think it would be very handy to have a GPS-esque service. I've read that the satellites we use for GPS are decaying and will not be around for much longer than 20 or 30 years without repair or replacement. So, in the event that the zombies come and I manage to survive and, more importantly, thrive, I would like to be able to set something along these lines up. Assuming I have access to renewable power sources and the correct materials, how would I build something like this? My initial thought is to use radio towers for triangulation. I go to three existing radio towers, set them up with a power source, and set them to frequencies A, B and C respectively. Then i have a (preferably mobile) device that monitors the signal strength of those towers. Another option that springs to mind is that i might have multiple antennae that i can connect to a few feet of wire each and place around my device for added accuracy. If my idea is sound, I then will have a way to tell where i am, roughly. Of course, not only will I need a method of recording locations in a logic manner, I also have to worry about the accuracy of my readings, due to the limitations of my device/radio towers, possible weather conditions or even my physical location (valleys, cliffs, etc). I should add that I'm looking for a very simple reproducible device here, not a standard GPS with loaded maps or the like. I'm fine with having a receiver and a notebook for locations, or just marking them down on a physical map. I don't know much about radios or GPS, I'm afraid, and would greatly appreciate any advice. Thanks!
Posted by theMij 7 years ago