Gps module working pdf

This is a simple Instructable for the people who’d like to know how to connect and use their GPS gps module working pdf with an Arduino. I am using an Arduino Duemilanove and an EM-406A GPS module. NOTE: The breadboard is not necessary but makes the job a lot easier. Firstly, we need to make the GPS useable in our custom environment.

Cut the connecting plug of the furthest side of the GPS’ connection wires. Now it is your choice to extend them with longer wires, make sure to connect them thoroughly. Remove the plastic off the ends of the wires. Now that your GPS-module is ready, we can go ahead. Connect your GPS wires to the Arduino like on this schematic below. Where “pin 5” gets used as “TX” and “pin 3” as “RX”.

Any available pins on your Arduino may be used. Just be sure to connect the right wire to the right pin. The gray wire is left aside unconnected. Switch on the Arduino and switch on your Serial-Monitor. Wait for the message “Started” to appear on your monitor screen. If all your connections are perfect, the red light will be shining stable and you will start seeing messages appear underneath each other.

Remember to scroll down manually if it reaches the end of the screen! The GPS will only give through the coordinates when the red-onboard light is flashing. Use your GPS manual to decode these messages. It delivers great data such as coordinates, UTC time, height above sea-level etc. Have fun and let me know if I made any mistakes! We have a be nice policy.

I upload the code given but in serial monitor no output is display. What can I do to get the co ordinates. What is the exact code to work in this module? Hi im using VK16E gps module with Arduino Mega i uploaded ur code but at Serial Monitor it just shows Started and nothing else happens.

I got the same problem as you were. Hi – I merely get strings of ‘ðððððððððøðððððð’ using your code. I have the same setup as you. USB cable to a windows box, all is well, I can read NMEA sentences in hyper-terminal. Any one else get this working. Are you sure you are connecting the correct wires to correct pins and it’s directly from the device?

Not through some other chips first. So these instructions works if you follow them correctly. I included the softserial library and tried to compile. Can you tell me what I am doing wrong?

At some point i need to install CP210x_Windows_Drivers. Something very odd going on, anyway I now get the ‘Started’ message in the serial monitor, but that’s it. I know it has a lock and works fine. GPS unit, just add a cable to it. Same here, it just says “Started”. Instructables will help you learn how to make anything! I recently had the need for a very accurate and precise positioning system, but had a hard time finding one.

So I figured I’d share my discovery here so everyone will know centimeter or decimeter accuracy is easily within reach. The processing software is called RTKLIB and runs on Linux, Windows, Android, and with some work maybe Mac. Raspberry Pi will be used on a UAV. I’ll update when i have more data and pictures. This method does typically require you to have two GPS receivers that can output raw data to achieve maximum accuracy. This is the only additional cost compared to traditional GPS since the software is free. Be sure to purchase one with multiple constellations.