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Circuitpython libraries for Ultimate gps logger shield
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Circuitpython libraries for Ultimate gps logger shield

by muttstang on Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:22 pm

Are there circuitpython libraries to support the ultimate gps logger shield? I have one of the shields and an ESP32-S2 that I'm looking to integrate into a trolling motor controller for my boat. I'm new to circuitpython but have been using arduino for a while (I'm far from an expert) I was thinking it would be better to run circuitpython on this ESP board instead of arduino but need to learn quite a bit about coding in there.

Thanks!

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Re: Circuitpython libraries for Ultimate gps logger shield

by adafruit_support_carter on Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:38 pm

The shield is just the Ultimate GPS in a different form factor. So you can use the same general GPS library:
https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_CircuitPython_GPS
shown here being used with the breakout:
https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-ult ... on-parsing

Use the shield guide to get information about the shield's TX/RX pins:
https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-ult ... d/overview

Once you're talking over UART, it's all the same - breakout or shield.

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Re: Circuitpython libraries for Ultimate gps logger shield

by muttstang on Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:04 pm

Sounds good, thanks! I just upgraded the memory in my laptop so I should be good to go to start programming :)

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