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jonarnett90

Hey all,

I'm working on an Arduino-based quadcopter project and want to add routing abilities to my project. I already have a slew of sensors up and working, so that leaves GPS.

Can someone recommend a relatively inexpensive, entry-level GPS unit? I'd prefer a shield, but any sort of rig works. I've been through SparkFun's collection, but was having a bit of trouble deciphering all the information.

I understand that the territory comes with a bit of a price tag, but I'm hoping to find something that works that doesn't completely eat my wallet.

Thanks in advance!

PaulS

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but I'm hoping to find something that works that doesn't completely eat my wallet.

You just need a bigger wallet.

jonarnett90


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but I'm hoping to find something that works that doesn't completely eat my wallet.

You just need a bigger wallet.


That may be true... Have you had a particularly favorable experience with a particular device?

PaulS

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Have you had a particularly favorable experience with a particular device?

No. All I can tell you about GPSs is 1) don't get them wet and 2) don't drop them at 60mph. Neither thing is really good for them.

I have a whole pile of non-functioning GPSs from being dropped, gotten wet, gotten smashed, etc.

Boffin1

I used the UP501 for a dozen projects, as it was so cheap here in South Africa,  ( $14 )  but when I tried to order again last month, they said that was an old batch and the new ones are now $38 !

They are easy to use though.
With my mobile phone I can call people and talk to them -  how smart can you get ?

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