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Original article at: http://ovidiu.geekaliens.com/en/2015/09/13/raspberry-pi-geocache-update/   Here are the updates: I’ve bought an extender for the RP pins from Jola Engineering and soldered the shim onto it. Now I can put everything together nicely. After that I’ve started playing with the PiFace using the pifacecad library.     The initial test was just to show stuff on the screen, and then I wanted to use the buttons to do something with them, but…. a ...
dmedlow

An Ill Wind...

Posted by dmedlow Sep 14, 2015
Alas winter has hit the old homestead hard, with most of the family down with or recovering from variations of head, chest and other colds. Hence not much fun stuff happening.....   However I did start thinking about how to get diagnostic info to a gps client program, and again came to the conclusion that it still might be better to read the gps stream myself as the other parsers generate errors without a fix present. So I modified my last software to add more diagnostic info to a file a ...
Having now resolved (hopefully) the hardware issues with the GPS and display mounted simultaneously it was time to check out the GPS reception and ensure that I was seeing good NMEA data on the serial interface. My problem is that the area where I do most of the experimentation has no close area where GPS signals would be available, and the Pi display currently is shown on a large 27" display I can't relocate. The solution of course is to use the Pi LCD display as there are Python libraries to ...