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h_vestbo

Im working on a simple computer for my mitsubishi pajero gen1
I want to have speed monitoring on a lcd screen.
I know there is a pulsesignal from the speedo, but dont know if its possible to use this with my arduino, or how to do it.

So I was thinking to put a GPS module to it to get speed. Then I also can get lat/long and altitude.

Any tips of a cheep and easy to use gps module?
Best if it has external antenna, as my dashboard is metal and arduino is placed under it.
thanks!

MarkT

Lady Ada has a nice GPS module that's 5V compatible and that supports external active antenna:

https://www.adafruit.com/products/746
https://www.adafruit.com/products/960

Don't know if its the cheapest (and you'll also need an adapter cable), but Lady Ada chooses good products in my experience.
[ I won't respond to messages, use the forum please ]

h_vestbo

thank you;)
that one is perfect!

iteadstudio

@h_vestbo

Just wonder if below one meets your demand as well, they are cheaper than the above mentioned but from China.

http://imall.iteadstudio.com/im120417017.html

http://imall.iteadstudio.com/im120717003.html

Regards,

Wendy

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h_vestbo

I got the gps unit working with an arduino mega;)
But it gives me coordinates like this: 5936.681N, 547.789E

Easy way to get 59.611344,5.796477 ?

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