Building a DIY GPS cube

Originally, [Karman] wanted to build a speedometer for his bike. Feature creep makes fools of us all, so after a month of work [Karman] had a  GPS-enabled cube that tells him his current latitude and longitude, current time, course, direction and speed.

[Karman]’s GPS cube uses a cheap GPS module, Arduino Mini Pro, a magnificent OLED display, and a LiPo battery salvaged from a first gen iPod nano. Surprisingly, the build is very clean – there are no wires, headers, or random epoxy globs sticking out everywhere. The entire build is just a bit larger than one cubic inch, allowing [Karman] to carry around the power of a GPS device in his pocket.

The code for [Karman]’s GPS cube uses the TinyGPS library for Arduino, that has a few great functions that track the number of satellites visible and report the current time. Now all that’s left to do is fabricate a case for this awesome little project. As always, video demo after the break.

29 thoughts on “Building a DIY GPS cube

  1. Will it also work with other GPS modules like the popular ST22 ? I got several of these for $20 each at

    I am also wondering if it could adjust the time depending from the time zone you are in. I mean it has the GPS position so it could figure out somehow which timezone it is ?

  2. The charger conjointly has 2 USB ports that mean if you’ve gotten
    2 devices in want of charging, you don’t want tto wait for oone to finish.
    What this means is always that sound will still only play (whether the product is ringing or else you’re playing
    music) through the headphones, that is great. are dozens aand many accessories manufactured
    to bee used with it.

  3. It’s a very nice tracking device for police department. By installing this device they can track their vehicle and other vehicle location easy and be there for help in emergency condition. This device is easy to install and operate. Its GPS coordinates relayed through wireless phone networks give officers specific data including the vehicle’s speed and location.

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