GPS cradle upgrade to bluetooth

ipaq_gps

[emuboy] sent in this neat hack where he converted a GPS dock to bluetooth (google translated). He has an ipaq rz1710 and a Kirrio GPS cradle. Apparently there were annoying problems when inserting the ipaq into the cradle. He decided that he would much rather just connect via Bluetooth. After tearing apart the cradle, he found the documentation for the GPS chip online. He ordered a bluesmirf bluetooth modem and got to work. The end result is something that could be concealed in his car and just connected to when he gets close enough.

Comments

  1. pokey says:

    Hey kids! Wanna get an article on Hack-A-Day? Glue a BlueSmirf to your async serial gadget! Hurry, you could be the first to bluetoothify your cable STB’s tuner port!

  2. rasz says:

    and all that for the low price of 2 brand new BT GPSes

  3. emuboy says:

    yeah, I know, but for me these gps dock is trash, I never used it,I have recycled it…

  4. emuboy says:

    yeah, I know, but for me these gps dock is trash, I never used it,I have recycled it…
    PS: Forgot to add good post!

  5. Belle Gayer says:

    Great articles & Nice a site….

  6. Jona says:

    That is funny because I have no problems fitting my ipaq into my GPS dock (not a kirrio, but the same size). What annoying problems are you talking about?

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