Simple GPS setup for PSP

psp gps

[deniska] is working on a real-time GPS map viewing application. The application will determine the location using this simple PSP GPS setup. Deniska modified the connector on a $100 Holux GPS unit so that it could be read through the PSP remote port. A test program that works in kernel mode is provided. Deniska notes that this will probably work with older (read: cheaper) Holux units as well.

[thanks Will]

Comments

  1. bender386 says:

    this is realy cool.
    ive been waiting for some cool stuff to use the psp serial port.

  2. steve says:

    Bitch bitch moan moan I think everything sucks.
    LEDs LEDs LEDs OMG I TALK ABOUT LEDs A LOT.

  3. DAngel says:

    Not being funny, but….

    Hackaday.com has gone down hill in my books.

    There isnt enough content coming on here. I loggon nearly once a day, but find the same stuff all the time. On other sites i.e. engadget, they post multiple posts per day.

    You need to get more content on here, spend some more time updateing things, and quite frankely the theme of the site is getting a bit boring now (color).

  4. Will says:

    woot.

    Also, this is a pretty awesome hack since it doens’t go the USB route, but uses the external-volume-controller port.

  5. GJ says:

    Get lost if you dont like it – no one is forcing you to come here – you make it sound like your the king of the internet!

    News Flash: You’re just a selfish reject, with nothing better to do than moan.

    The people who run this website put a lot of effort into it. If your unhappy about the content, Submit some you ungrateful idiot: http://hackaday.com/tips/

    Ok so the color scheme could be improved – but this aint no paris fashion show.

    Its Hack-A-DAY! Not Hack-on-the-hour.

    ————————————————
    But enough of me ranting at wasters:

    A great hack that shows another great thing that can be done with the PSP

  6. david says:

    It used to be like engadget. Updated numerous times a day, matter of fact I liked this site better than engadget which I still view daily. But for some reason, they changed it to represent the name of hackaday, singular as in 1. I find myself checking the site atleast 10x a day waiting for an update from a previous days post, or awaiting a post on behalf of the next day. But its really pretty pointless because the stuff that does get posted. Just isn’t what it used to be.

  7. th0mas says:

    psshh Eliot ignore the haters, hackaday is and always has been a great site.

    Please, haters, stop whining in the comments thread. Create better hacks if you seriously have problems with the site’s content, or, as simple as it is, find better hacks online and send them to hackaday. But stop whining in the comment threads because it’s already been said and done (my rebuttal included).

  8. Ryan says:

    The thing is, Engadget and sites like it update every time there’s a rumor/press release/news bite about high-end consumer electronics. Its no surprise, given the volume of marketing in that sector, that they can continually update with new material.

    Hackaday, on the other hand, posts original, hobbyist-designed hacks. I’m honestly surprised that posting-quality hacks are being produced fast enough that hackaday can keep up the once-a-day schedule. I guess we are benefitting from the ingenuity of the global community.

    Bottom line: I like reading hackaday for a hack every day. It brightens my day and occasionally inspires me. If you want to see more hacks, go make more hacks.

  9. yasha says:

    yay hackaday!

    my roommate got a psp last year and loved it for two weeks and hasn’t touched it since. the many things you can do with it might inspire him to revisit it! if this pans out into a full-blown real-time driving directions, that would be the ultimate goal!

  10. g0d says:

    i personally love hackaday for its simple design. i come on maybe once or twice a day.. check out the hack and read the comments.. post if i have something useful.. then go do my other net stuff.. i dont want to be spending more than a half hour reading about stuff that i will never have the technical skills to do so hackaday is perfect cuz it shows me whats going on in terms of homemade hacks and doesnt waste my time with news or other stuff that i will read if it becomes important to me.. i dont visit any other hack sites and hackaday has never let me down for my geekiness quota of the day.. i would be very sad if h-a-d dissapeared

    eliot you are boss and i could never do your job

    now to be on topic: i have been wanting a psp since i first read they would exist.. but have never been able to justify myself one.. but with such an active hacking community doing things that atleast appear do-able to a semi-novice like me i may have to justify it in the future..

    christmas maybe

    anyways this looks really cool i have always wanted a Garmin but never really had a real need for it

    and like others have said there are other sites u can goto instead of this on.. stop trying to turn this into those.. h-a-d serves its purpose more than well for people like me.

  11. bp says:

    Another vote in favor of hack-a-day. Sure it would be great if there could be 3 or 4 great hacks posted each day. Sure it would be cool if there were constant informative posts or lots of info every day about events in the hack-o-sphere. (OMG, it’s a new term! Contact Wired!)

    But the reality of the matter is that it is amazing that there are so many great hacks posted. When you think about the relatively small number of people who do the stuff we’re interested in. Cross that with the small percentage that actually post their hacks in any meaningful way… Well, I’m actually shocked that this site remains hack-a-day not hack-every-other-day.

    So keep on plugging along hack-a-day! You give me my daily fix of projects I’d like to do but never have time for.

  12. steve says:

    yea go dangel at last some one with common sense i agree with u totaly new content needed but i no eliot works very hard so its not his fault we just need a fresh aproach i think there r some tossers on here good sight going bad ithink need new ideas and fresh input LOVE U ALL STEVE

  13. steve says:

    PS buy the way post 2 is not me its a imposter u no hoo ur u idiot

  14. greg says:

  15. andrew says:

    ok i just went to engadget.com for the first time and it sucks. talk about a nauseating list of expensive commercial products. forget about it, hackaday is awesome.

  16. japroach says:

    I love the theme of the site, please dont change it.

  17. colonel_panic414 says:

    btw steve… when dangel said hack-a-day was going down hill, i can quite easily think of a certain troll who has been contributing to that. to quote you, “u no hoo ur u idiot”.

    yeah, it would be so nice to be able to use the psp to get driving directions. then, when you get to where you’re going, you yank it out and voila! you have games, movies, internet, and music, all right there. that’s pretty badass.

  18. steve says:

    ANDREW I HAVE LOOKD AT UR SIGHT AND IT IS AWSOME WOULD U PLEAS TAKE OVER HACKADAY AS U HAVE A VAST INTERLECT OF ELECTRONICKS AND WE COULD USE UR TYPE HERE I LIKE THEY ELECTRIC GO GART GOOD STUFF AND UR HOME MADE SERVER PLEAS APPLY FOR THE JOB THANK U STEVE

  19. mike says:

    being a long time hackaday reader, i will completely agree with the sentiment that hackaday has gone downhill. the idea that there arent enough hacks is absurd. look at the make blog, they dont seem to be hurting, its updated multiple times a day, and the projects are much more diversified. every hack here is something along the lines of LED in something, use gp2x/psp/other handheld to run linux/do something slightly interesting but still ultimately useless. it seems that, in an effort to differentiate itself, hackaday is posting more technical, involved projects than it used to. these, in my opinion, are not as much fun to read about. i used to read this site to learn about creative uses for everyday objects. now its all about creative uses for expensive hardware that i dont own.

  20. mike says:

    being a long time hackaday reader, i will completely agree with the sentiment that hackaday has gone downhill. the idea that there arent enough hacks is absurd. look at the make blog, they dont seem to be hurting, its updated multiple times a day, and the projects are much more diversified. every hack here is something along the lines of LED in something, use gp2x/psp/other handheld to run linux/do something slightly interesting but still ultimately useless. it seems that, in an effort to differentiate itself, hackaday is posting more technical, involved projects than it used to. these, in my opinion, are not as much fun to read about. i used to read this site to learn about creative uses for everyday objects. now its all about creative uses for expensive hardware that i dont own.

  21. steve says:

    ok panic by name panick buy nature plz dont call me a troll u no the truth hurts if u carnt stand the heat get out of the kichen i seek perfection and were not there yet so pardon me if i upset a few peopel but it will be worth it trust me STEVE

  22. steve says:

    mike couldnt agree with u more hackaday seems to think we have a open check book not every body has unlimited bank account including me thanks for input mike

  23. fool2cool says:

    heya ive been a long time reader, but havnt really posted. i dont think hack a days going downhill the only thing thats really taking it down is the people who insist on using bad spelling and grammar to insult people. If you dont like what you are seeing here why not just not come here?
    why just come here to insult this site and insult other people?

  24. steve says:

    ELIOT THIS IS BY NO MEANS GETTING AT U I JUST THINK U NEED SOME HELP WOULD OFFER MY SERVICES BUT UNFORTUNATLEY AM FAR TOO BUSY WITH MICROSOFT S WINDOWS VISTA WISH U WELL THIS SIGHT WILL GO FROM STRENGHT TO STRENGH I PROMISE LOVE STEVE

  25. bodiby says:

    at least hack-a-day does not have knitting posts like make. that makes me want to puke a yarn ball or something.

  26. steve says:

    and so ends the lesson

  27. colonel_panic414 says:

    steve, I have but one more thing to say to you. The truth would hurt, but the thing is, what you are saying is not the truth. Think about it. if hack-a-day started trying to be like all the other hack/mod sites, then there would be, inevitably, be those who claim that hack-a-day has sold out. so, stop trying to tell eliot how to run his site. i always say, if you want something done right, do it yourself. so why don’t you steve? if your ideas turned out to be cool, i would gladly say i was wrong.

    i agree, the hacks these days do seem to require quite a bit of pocket cash, i would say that many of us here enjoy those submissions because of the ideas and projects that they inspire.

    anyway, there’s my $0.02.

  28. steve says:

    Sorry for my spalling. It jut tha de fergot to teach me 2 spell. Thse stoopid public skools.

    Bt its all gold. Hoked on phonix will werk fer me.

    Bt this site suxors. That’s why I keep coming bac. Bekause I ned 2 mek it clar that it suxors.

    Woot! Woot! Haxorz.

  29. koft says:

    Hack, shout props, or shut the fuck up.

  30. MIndstormy says:

    I miss lazy afternoons =(

  31. Curtis Bayne says:

    While I will admit that I miss the regularity of the previous hackaday updates, this site is still pretty kickass, so keep up the good work.

    On another note, I think this hack isn’t overly brilliant in itself, but opens up the way for more useful PSP hacks. The effort required to impliment a moving-map system for the PSP is astronomical and, considering there are so many other cost-effective solutions around, I think that this system probably won’t take off.

    That being said, I think that this hack has the potential to spawn other, perhaps more useful PSP hacks, for instance, using the PSP as a game controller by sending control commands over the serial port (you could also do that over WiFi, if you wanted a kickass wireless controller.)

    Anyway, enough from me. Peace.

  32. mentor says:

    steve

  33. peter says:

    He lives at the corner of Avenue L and Ocean Pkwy in Brooklyn!

    Use google maps to find the location 40.619972, -73.970355.

  34. Kevin says:

    Really cool hack with some great uses. And to all those who feel the need top whine……just one quote for ya “If your not part of the solution your part of the problem”, so submit stuff and we as a community can make hack a day better. Thats the beaty of the net user driven content!!

  35. mike says:

    24: fair enough, i could do without the knitting posts

    26: eh, see, the problem is, hackaday used to be more or less exactally what the make blog was minus the shitty knitting posts no one cares about. it wouldnt really be selling out, more like going back to how it used to be.

    and to everyone who has a knee jerk “dont tell elliot how to run his site” reaction to anybody who thinks hackaday has gone downhill: this is obviously a popular sentiment, there are people complaining about it in every comment thread. obviously, hackaday is losing readers over this (it lost me for a while). ultimately, elliots goal in putting his time into this site is probably to make money. so , with that on the table, who is helping elliot more, you starting flame wars with anybody who offers constructive criticism, or those who offer suggestions to elliot about how to improve his site. with that being said, i will give you that most critical comments are not constructive in the least, but oh well.

    and steve, shut up.

  36. a8051 says:

    Hey its still one hack, every day. Like promised.

    And at least it doesnt reek idiotic corporate spoonfeeding of pseudo technical steps on how to create a god damn led throwie, so the IT yuppies can all feel hax0r and squiggly in their pants because you know, they played with that bit of magic that resides in consumer electronics.

    In the end they’re not here to learn nor share, they’re here because thats where the DIY/Make bandwagon brought them, thanks to communicative strategies and marketing based on freely available user created content.

    And for those who think that the material presented here is too complicated well then I suggest everyone just dumb down their brain to suit everyone’s liking. Then we’ll become one big mass of bird-minded flashy-object seeking capitalist whores. Oh wait, that’s alrea.. ;p

  37. th0mas says:

    I just wanted to mention that koft hit it on the head. In fact, I think that his comment (#29) should be a banner at the top of every comment thread.

  38. TOM says:

    hACK-A-daY IS UPDATED EVERYDAY AT 12:00 est
    so you dont have to check 10x perday just once!

  39. mattyfu says:

    *glances over comments, shrugs*

    Once this get developed into a proper app it would be pretty awesome for maping hotspots.

  40. Guido says:

    anyone have Ruder Papgaards new email address?

    thx

  41. They had a similar thing for Game boy Advance, only that one had scrolling maps so more advance than PSP ;)

  42. vbalink says:

    Maps on PSP should look a lot better (bigger) do to resolution so is mass produced this should sell well.

  43. deniska says:

    to poster #31: just check out my project site.. I am pretty ,much done with a basic scrolling map solution. Basic means there is not route calculation and some other goodies yet, but you surely can drive and see in real time where you are on the zoomable map

    http://deniska.dcemu.co.uk/

  44. Guido says:

    anyone have Ruder Papgaards new email address?

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