Simple sending of NEMA GPS
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Simple sending of NEMA GPS

by brizey on Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:14 pm

Is there a simple way to directly hookup any XBEE module to a GPS module that adafruit sells and send it without a arduino or other device? I just want to recieve the NEMA Sentences on a PC.
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Re: Simple sending of NEMA GPS

by franklin97355 on Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:37 am

I would try hooking the TX and RX of the GPS to the RX and TX of the xbee adapter. Be aware the xbee module itself is not 5v tolerant.
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Re: Simple sending of NEMA GPS

by 1chicagodave on Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:54 am

The GPS module itself is a 3.3V device. It appears that the breakout has a direct connection from TX to the header.

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Re: Simple sending of NEMA GPS

by brizey on Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:09 pm

Ok, Thanks guess I need to get some type of parts list so I can figure out what I need.
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Re: Simple sending of NEMA GPS

by 1chicagodave on Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:04 pm

Cool. Please post results when you get it working!

*Just remember, if you change any settings in the GPS module (baud rate, update rate, etc...) you will need to keep the backup battery installed in order to keep those changes saved when the GPS is not powered. Otherwise it resets to factory default settings.
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