15 thoughts on “USB GPS

  1. I have Magellan Meridian Platinum with a smashed LCD screen (I drove over it!). Still powers up though. Have been wondering if I could strip it down and make it into a headless tethered GPS. Other than the standard serial NMEA output I do not think I have access or control of the other features of the GPS, like the temp/barometer, electronic compass which is a shame.

  2. @sf , I don’t think the temp, barometer or electronics compass are fitted on the same module with the GPS chip. They are probably separate sensors. So I suggest you take it apart and take a look, maybe you can salvage something and turn it into something else. Good Luck

  3. Ok… so the newbie trick of salvaging parts from broken things is now a hack?

    Tomorrow, we show you how to get a cup out of an empty pop bottle and the advanced hack of also getting a funnel from it!

    This place is degrading rapidly.

  4. @ fartface
    He recycled a broken device, built a USB/SERIAL interface and did a nice write up that can inspire others whom maybe unaware of such a ‘newbie trick’, more of that should be posted on here along with the extreme.

    So fartface where’s your shit at by the way?

  5. @fatface, what you’re basically saying is we should ignore newbies and their projects. That’s not how you encourage the new generation of electronics hobbyists.

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