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Sharing my interactive Solar GPS Logger w/ LCD
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Sharing my interactive Solar GPS Logger w/ LCD

by 1chicagodave on Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:54 pm

Still very much a work in progress, but finally got to a presentable point in the process!

Using Arduino UNO, Ultimate GPS Logger Shield, an LCD from (another company....for now), a few buttons, and a "Skeleton Case"....
this was created -

http://youtube.com/watch?v=eDrjqam3_zg

I'm waiting on a different/better enclosure and screen from Adafruit right now. Then I can button things up a bit nicer, get the screen out of the way of the GPS antenna, and make it a bit more durable. It's not entirely solar powered. More "solar-assisted" as the USB battery uses solar panel to help keep the battery charged. But, I know I'm using more mA's than the sun is putting back into my source! :!:

I plan on using it to help me with my final project for my GIS class (Geographic Information Systems) to help me collect & track location-based data. So, I'm sure I'll be adding a few other sensors & features to it soon!

If anyone has any questions...or better yet, advice/suggestions....post away!

Thanks!
Please forgive my hyperanthropomorphization.
Every answer reveals new questions.
And, yes... there's always a better way to 'do that'.
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Re: Sharing my interactive Solar GPS Logger w/ LCD

by brainfart on Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:08 pm

Nice. I want to build something similar when my order from the local adafruit distributor arrives.
Will you post the code when your project is finished?
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Re: Sharing my interactive Solar GPS Logger w/ LCD

by hawaiiwaverider on Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:39 pm

Dave, can you post the code so we can see how you displayed what you have? Easier to suggest/give feedback when we see the code but otherwise cool project.

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