I won a Raspberry Pi 2 GPS kit!
My intent is to create a kid friendly, high accuracy geocaching platform that my daughters can use when hiking.
- Accuracy of the GPS location could be improved by putting the L80 into 10Hz mode and then performing an averaging function such as outlined in this paper:
- With the addition of a magnetometer, a direction indicator could be added that would not be dependent upon movement to show the target azimuth.
- We would utilize our Makerspace's 3D printer to print an enclosure for this platform to sit in such that it could be used by children.
- I think the Pi 2 is a good candidate for this project as it should have the horsepower to perform the averaging function and be able to utilize a database of geocaches downloaded before the trip.
Yesterday I received my kit in the mail and got it assembled and running the PiFace CAD Weather demo:
Tonight I plan to get the basic GPS functions running.
Detailed build log here: