January 15, 2014

Learning how to use GPS shields with Arduino

With a GPS shield you can create all sorts of projects, from speedometers, accurate clocks and even reverse-geocaching devices - however some of this may be a mystery to new Arduino enthusiasts. With this in mind the people behind the tronixstuff website have published a detailed tutorial on testing and working with GPS shields based on the MediaTek 3329 chipset.

After a quick explanation of the hardware the reader learns how to get position data, make a speedometer and clock, and also a GPS logging device which captures data to an SD card which can then be plotted on Google Maps, for example:

For this and many other interesting tutorials, head over to the tronixstuff website. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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