July 16, 2012 AT 8:23 am

Really Small(s) GPS


Really Small(s) GPS @ The Custom Geek. Jeremy writes –

Hi Adateam! Here is a post on the small GPS receiver and OLED display I had on show and tell. There is also a Flickr set here. Code is on Github, and links to it are on the post. :)

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  1. The GPS doesn’t work with the lid on does it?

  2. I love this! Thank you for showing it. My truck does not have a compass like my old one, and I have been toying with the idea of making my own rather than buying one. I like the idea of using the GPS to be able to collect more data than just heading. I will be looking into this build with great interest because of the small size and the low power consumption.

  3. @ Jose – It actually does! I have not tested it for long periods of time, but have had it on with the lid closed, then opened after a few minutes (long enough to lose a signal) and it still has a signal! I think it’s due to Limor being picky about what Adafruit sells, and not selling anything short of the best stuff. Antenna is -165dBm tracking!! It really is a great little receiver.

    @MooreOrLess – Your welcome, glad to share this.

  4. You need Acrylic mintyboxes. Or polycarbonate, preferably with a waterproof option but where I can connect something securely through it.

    Something that lets through neither RF nor light isn’t useful.

    We need Faraday uncaged!

    I’ve been scrambling for my similar project for my motorcycle – it has GPS and a few status LEDs.

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