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3 Posts authored by: cmelement14
In Part II: OS Configuration and Software Installation & Update, I showed how I configured the OS and installed software. In this part III, I will show the problem of SHIM and how I made it work.   To test the kit, I first tried cgps program a few times and each time the program timed out and quit in a couple of seconds. Basically there was no GPS fix at all.   Then I tried to print GPS message but still no luck. I issued poweroff command to brought down the kit and started tro ...
In the first part Step by Step Building the Raspberry Pi 2 GPS Geocaching Kit - Part I: Put Hardware Together, I recorded how I put the hardware together step by step. In this part, I will show the basic OS configuration and software installation & update.   After the first time boot-up completes, the Pi 2 will automatically run raspi-config program (you can always run this program again after first time boot-up by typing command sudo raspi-config). In this configuration interface, you ...
Thanks to the Geocaching community and Christopher Stanton. I am one of the Winners of  10 Raspberry Pi 2 GPS kit. The kit arrived at my front door on Aug. 7th, 2015. Since then, I followed Chris' blog Putting Together the Pieces - Raspberry Pi 2 GPS Geocaching Project and built up my kit. In general, it's a quite smooth process except like many others, I ran into the SHIM connection problem as well. In this blog, I will show my procedure step by step with lots of pictures and screen captur ...