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Where can i get a cheap gps module? Answered

I am looking for a gps receiver that i can use in various projects, price is my main constraint not accuracy, does anyone know where to buy them.


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JimZ7 (author)2017-03-10

Good and inexpensive -

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aarone (author)2009-04-27

Are you looking for a Module or a Unit? A unit (in my mind) would be something like a Garmin or a Magellan with an LCD screen, data input, points of interest, etc.

A module on the other hand, is the small electronic device that receives signals from GPS Satellites (Redundant, I know) and returns basic NEMA strings, which you have to parse in a Micro-Controller or a computer.

If it's the latter, you can pick them up for as little as around $60 at Sparkfun.comor AdaFruit Industries

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Phil B (author)2009-04-27

Define 'cheap'. Amazon has a Garmin i5 (used) for $80. That is pretty cheap, but maybe not cheap enough. (I have an i5 and like it.)

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