Take Flight with Feather entries: Nixie Clock and GPS FeatherWing #FeatherContest @Hackaday @DigiKey @Adafruit

The Take Flight with Feather Contest is running from now to December 31st – see all the details in the kickoff post! Hurry, time is short!

You still have time to get your entry in before the end of the month!

We’re going to highlight entries posted on Hackaday.io two at a time. Here are today’s entries:

Voice Controlled Nixie Clock – Alexa & IoT Arduino

By Marcin Saj:

Use your Arduino and build IoT Nixie Clock, Thermometer and Hygrometer. Nixie Clock Shield is designed for all Arduino boards (uno, micro, nano).

u-blox ZED-F9P GPS Featherwing

By sirmylesavery:

Want to know where your Feather is, with up to meter accuracy? This board combines the high-precision of a u-blox GPS module with the versatility of the Feather boards.

This project creates a GPS shield for a Feather board, or more commonly known as a Featherwing. It uses the high-precision ZED-F9P GPS module from u-blox.

The desired Feather board is placed onto the GPS Featherwing and the desired connections are made to enable communication. The Featherwing has a micro-USB port that allows the GPS module to directly communicate with u-center, the u-blox GNSS evaluation software for Windows. The GPS module has two UART, one SPI, and one I2C comms. Jumper pads on the bottom of the Featherwing control what methods the GPS uses to talk with the attached Feather. Pinouts allow the user to choose what pin they want to use for SPI communication. The GPS module can be configured with the Feather using the Sparkfun GPS Library.

The GPS module supports multi-band GNSS antennas. An external antenna is required!

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