Currently i’m working on a school project and im looking to get an output from the GPS.
–Basically its already soldered when i bought it. i only added the pin headers to mount it on the breadboard.
Arduino Duemilanove MTmega328
GPS MODULE’s 5V connected to Arduino’s 5V
GPS MODULE’s GND connected to Arduino’s GND
GPS MODULE’s EN left hanging
GPS MODULE’s OUT connected to Arduino’s RX
GPS MODULE’s IN connected to Arduino’s TX
after looking online, i was told that TX is not necessary but i’ll just leave it connected just in case.
the following is included in the standard library for MTK_GPS and its the example code
#include <GPS_MTK.h> // UBLOX GPS Library
Serial.println(“GPS MTK library test”);
GPS.Init(); // GPS Initialization
if (GPS.NewData) // New GPS data?
GPS.NewData = 0; // We have readed the data
the LED remains Blinking, which i think is searching for satellites… its been long after the cold start period. I’m in an open sky condition, but relatively close to a tall building. Could that be the cause?
also, once, the LED stopped blinking where i was in a different location. But there is no NMEA outputs shown on the serial monitor.
At that time i thought i should connect the EN to GND, since connecting it to 5V still doesnt produce any output.
den i realize it just stops the LED from blinking.
Can someone please enlighten me?
Help would be much appreciated!