Well this is my first post, Here goes.
I just got my first arduino ~ 3 days ago. I've been experimenting with things, and I'd love to mess around with GPS. I could order a GPS module, but wheres the fun in that? I remembered I had a cheap USB GPS reciever that came with a laptop I got from ebay. It was cheap, and had an onboard USB to Serial chip no doubt. I cracked it open hoping to find something simple (really had no idea what i was looking for) but it was all surface mount and the only 4 wires coming off the board are for the USB cable. I snooped around and saw a tiny little chip on there labeled pl2303HXD which sure enough is a usb to serial thingy. I found a pinout on google here (can't post a link in my first post >:()
I see a RXD, a TXD, and the VDD_325 which I think is power. Is this possible to interface with the arduino like any other GPS module? Or is my thinking totally wrong? I am a noob at this stuff so sorry if it is.