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Adafruit Ultimate GPS to Android via Bluetooth

Gerald used a combination of the Adafruit Ultimate GPS module, MRF24J40 wireless modules, and a bluetooth module to send wirelessly send remote GPS information to his Android phone.  The whole goal of the project is to take away the wireless distance limits of bluetooth, and allow him to control an RC boat with his Android phone.

So, I got my wireless bridge working. Here are pictures of my setup, an Adafruit Ultimate GPS module happily sending its location to my Android phone.

The wireless transceiver is sending the data gathered by the Arduino outside to another Arduino, which just forwards the data to the Amarino bluetooth library, finally sending it to the Android phone where I interpret it and for now just show it as a toast message. The communication goes both ways, sending commands from the phone over Bluetooth and the ZigBee connection to the Arduino Mega, which eventually will drive the boat.

Find out more information about his RC boat project here.

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Adafruit Ultimate GPS Breakout – 66 channel w/10 Hz updates. We carry a few different GPS modules here in the Adafruit shop, but none that satisfied our every desire – that’s why we designed this little GPS breakout board. We believe this is the Ultimate GPS module, so we named it that.

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