Ipod GPS

ipod_gps

[Benjamin] was working for a GPS company called Nemerix about two years ago and decided to hack together this iPod accessory GPS unit.  He is using an Atmel ATmega324 and a Nemerix GPS unit, though he says the GPS unit shouldn’t matter. He is taking advantage of the AiR mode on the iPod which allows a 4 color image to be sent to the screen. There was little information on how to utilize this, but BMW and Alpine had made some car audio that featured this. [Benjamin] picked up an Alpine with this function and sniffed the data stream to get what he needed. He says there is good documentation out there now though.

He says that the source code is available if you ask.

6 thoughts on “Ipod GPS

  1. Cool hack!

    Anyone have any good links to GPS sites especially the european system? I have a thesis to hand in!

    Cheers!

  2. Very nice. Those little GPS recievers are getting so small and efficient that you can just about put them anywhere.

    Once I hack a roomba to cut my grass, I’ll use them to keep it in my yard. =)

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