DIY HACK – How to make a GPS Logger using PIC and a $20 GPS receiver

Here’s a tight little project that can cost very little to make if you need to make your own GPS
data logging system for your next hiking or outdoor adventure!

This project focused on creating a simple serial data logger for the Delorme Tripmate (also known as the GPSTripmate). The Tripmate is an older GPS receiver that can be purchased on eBay for < $20. I happen to have one that my family used a couple of years ago and it is still in great shape. It has been sitting in the back of my car for the past four years, so I finally decided to put it to good use. The plan was to create a GPS data logger that would record the position of the unit and allow me to read back the latitude and longitude after acquiring the data. My ultimate goal will be to use a small backpack to record my runs (once the weather warms up). This was a fun experiment because not only did I need to interface the PIC16F88 to the Tripmate…


3 Responses to DIY HACK – How to make a GPS Logger using PIC and a $20 GPS receiver

  1. girrrrrrr2 says:

    cool so it tracks where you have been… that is awesome…

  2. Izl says:

    Nice, is it always tracking?

  3. girrrrrrr2 says:

    i think so….

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