First off, let say thanks for being part of this project. Sorry for the late post.
A couple of weeks ago I started assembling my project. For starters I choose to setup just the GPS module. The LCD display will come after. I put the system on my fridge, right near the wifi router.
When I first booted into latest version of Raspbian I ran the Configuration menu . In Advanced Options>Serial set disable serial. I rebooted, and the ran:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install python3-microstacknode
sudo apt-get install gpsd gpsd-clients python-gps
Then I comment out the following line in /etc/inittab by putting # in front of it so that it goes from this:
#T0:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -L ttyAMA0 115200 vt100
And remove all references to ttyAMA0 in /boot/cmdline.txt so that it goes from this:
dwc_otg.lpm_enable=0 console=ttyAMA0,115200 console=tty1 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2
I removed console = tty1 too.
Now I configured GPSD:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure gpsd
-Choose Yes for automatically start gpsd.
-Choose No for “should gpsd handle attached USB GPS receivers automatically”
-Enter /dev/ttyAMA0 when asked “Device the GPS receiver is attached to”
-Choose default for the other options.
I unplugged the Raspberry Pi and attached the GPS module.
My first mistake was that I replaced the GPS antenna with a wifi antenna or did not attached an antenna at all. That didn’t got any fix on satellite.
I attached the antenna from the kit and got gps location.
Now I ran
sudo gpsd /dev/ttyAMA0 -F /var/run/gpsd.sock
and got the latitude and longitude of my location.
Use this as a great resource:
To follow: load saved locations and display on the screen. I got a problem with module's switch. It came broken. Any Ideas?