The GPS tinkerer's best friend-a TTL/USB converter

If you want to tinker with GPS and you buy one of these:

then get one of these too:

. connect the TTL/USB converter to the GPS receiver module
. plug the converter into a USB port on your computer

and the GPS receiver’s output can be immediately viewed on the Arduino IDE monitor:

$GPRMC,V,N53
$GPVTG,N
30
$GPGGA,0,00,99.99,48
$GPGSA,A,1,99.99,99.99,99.99
30
$GPGSV,1,1,0079
$GPGLL,V,N
64

So easy, so informative. It’s the place to start learning about GPS.

Seriously? ::)

Even more amazingly, if you have an Arduino, you don't need the USB-TTL converter!

I know, it is difficult to believe, but true nonetheless.