• Is Nikola Tesla science's greatest unsung hero?

      What is it about Nikola Tesla that inspires engineers around the world?   The slights he suffered at the hands of his close-minded, condescending boss, Thomas Edison, who refused to see the potential of ...
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  • Setting up the Raspberry Pi for High Speed GPS (5Hz, 10Hz etc)

    If you want to use your GPS for more real time applications or for doing some software accuracy improvement you will most likely need a higher output speed. To get a higher output speed from the L80 GPS module you nee...
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  • Geocaching with the element14 Circuit Board Trackable

    Polite note: signups have now ended (2015), but please continue to post where you get to if you were one of the lucky ones to receive one...  We have a project, and you can help, we want to connect the world! If...
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  • Are there trackables still available?

    Wondering if there are trackables still available or if they all got mailed out? My family and  have been geocaching for over a year now and love the great new places we find through Geocaching.
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  • Setting up the system

         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 set...
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  • GPS Success but with a strange Update Issue

    A few weeks since the last post, mainly due to the tenacious cold & flu-like bug circulating around the family. Since that's now gone I was keen to look at more GPS coding on the Pi.   My last attempt had re...
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  • Putting Together the Pieces - Raspberry Pi 2 GPS Geocaching Project

      So, What Have You Got? If you missed the introduction to this series, you will be needing the Raspberry Pi 2 GPS Kit unless you are sufficiently equipped with similar parts or hardware. Ten skilful people were ...
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  • Scientific and Engineering Achievement Atlas

    Hi All,   I'm new to all of this and may be doing something wrong, but I cannot view the Atlas. I have tried a google search, I have tried your view it now links and all I get is a blank area where I think the A...
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  • Ground station idea for Raspberry Pi + GPS kit

    I was thinking this little kit might make an excellent ground station for my model aircraft. I have a little 900MHz telemetry system that could be connected over serial to the Pi and I should be able to use the Pi to...
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  • Raspberry Pi Geocache Update

    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 on...
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  • An Ill Wind...

    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 thinkin...
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  • 2.4" TouchScreen & Geocaching - A Directional Query

    Hey everyone,   Hope your build's coming along, we've seen some great posts so far by dmedlow , cmelement14, and screamingtiger I understand there have been problems with the shim (and you've been very creative ...
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  • Taking the PI GPS Board for a stroll

    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 p...
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  • Shim fixed, and a new idea

    I was quite happy to get the Pi LCD display working by following the blog posts, but was disappointed to find that when I had both the MicroStack GPS module and the Display Board connected, the GPS Board stopped worki...
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  • Step by Step Building the Raspberry Pi 2 GPS Geocaching Kit - Part III: Trouble-shooting and Get It Work

    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 t...
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  • Getting the Hardware Together and a Serial Problem

    Today was spent soldering the Pi Shim and finding out exactly how bad my soldering skills were. Overall though not too bad and once completed it was time to mount the GPS on the microstack and the subassembly onto the...
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  • Ready to start the great adventure!

      Getting excited to let this TB loose in the big wide Open world. Here it is all dressed up. Have set the Goal to travel to Wanaka to experience the beauty Of New Zealand. Maybe I can meet it there one Day...
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  • Step by Step Building the Raspberry Pi 2 GPS Geocaching Kit - Part II: OS Configuration and Software Installation & Update

    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 configurat...
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  • Getting Started

    Finally got to unboxing the hardware and seeing what was supplied for the geocaching build.   The Pi2 looks good, particularly with the additional USBs and the reduced footprint with the micro-SD card. I mounted...
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  • Step by Step Building the Raspberry Pi 2 GPS Geocaching Kit - Part I: Put Hardware Together

    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 To...
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