Getting Started With GPS Linkit ONE

About: My name is Zach Sousa and I'm a Canadian highschool student that has a passion for making.

Using GPS can be a very powerful tool in a project. It can be used to find the speed of a moving object, find out the time accurately, or find where in the world you are. The Linkit one board makes using GPS easy by having it built in.

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Step 1: Parts and Tools

Here are the parts and tools that you will need to make this project:

Parts:

Linkit ONE board and GPS antenna (included with board)

Tools:

Computer

micro USB cable

Step 2: Add Antenna

For the GPS sketch to work, you will need to plug in an antenna. Plug the antenna into the uFL connector that says "GPS ant".

Step 3: Upload Code

Here is the code that you will need to download.

Make sure that the Linkit ONE board is plugged into the correct usb port, then press upload. Once uploaded, open the serial monitor and select 115200 BAUD.

Step 4: Test

After a few seconds, the board will find a few satellites and tell you your coordinates, and UTC time. The UTC time is very useful. For example, if you were to look up the difference between the UTC time and your time zone, you could the time in your area. In my case, to find the time in my time zone, I would subtract 7 hours from the UTC time.

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