Consumer GPS receivers are mainly used for navigation and route planning. The receiver can pin point your exact location, direction in which you’re travelling and your altitude. GPS receivers have found a way in all fields, including security cameras, military equipments, entertainment, gaming apart from the obvious direction mapping if you’re driving, to name a few.
You can find a really cool GPS receiver at giveaway price, but isn’t it cooler if you could make one of your own? So here’s a pretty easy DIY 12 channel GPS Receiver. It tracks satellites and recalculates their position. It comprises of 16x 2 LCD display, Raspberry Pi Model A Computer, 2 custom PCBs, commercial patch antenna and Li-ion battery.
The source code update in 2014 has improved most of the bugs. It also tells you how you can customize your receiver for tracking, distance from the satellite, hardware and software split, amongst many other things.
If you are interested in studying satellites or a budding astronomer, this DIY is just for you!
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