I'm trying to figure out it it's within the realms of a college student's budget (or arduinos capability) to read NMEA data strings and display them on a LCD screen.
My project idea was to make something for quick trouble shooting of NMEA circuits. So I would have the arduino set up with an LCD screen, I would put to jumper wires on the the NMEA talker output and have the code appear on the screen.
I know it's more professional, and maybe easier, just to carry a laptop and use hyperterminal but I liked the idea of having something that could fit in my pocket that I could just carry around with me just to quickly diagnose if code is coming from the equipment, say GPS/Radar/Echo sounder etc.
Do you guys know if it's possible to do this with arduino? Any help or feedback would be appreciated