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Get Your Bearings with this PocketC.H.I.P. and GPS Project

29 July 2016 Combine PocketC.H.I.P. with a GPS module and know exactly where you are, wherever you are. (Unless, of course, you're in a cave. GPS and caves don't really mix.)

Scott, one of the NTC hardware engineers, was tinkering with a GPS module from our lab the other day, and in no time at all he had the little module output its longitude and latitude to PocketC.H.I.P.. This project takes about an hour if you're new to soldering and software setup, and it's a great way to expand the capabilities of PocketC.H.I.P..

GPS is an extremely powerful technology and with Scott's project it's pretty easy to enable PocketC.H.I.P. with GPS information. Since GPSd (the software you'll learn how to use and setup) is an extremely customizable program, there are bound to be interesting ways you can extend this project and make it even better. For example, why not pull the coordinates from GPSd and feed them into the Pokemon tracker or figure out a way to pass the data to a PICO-8 game?

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