- On-Board GP3906-TLP GPS Module with GPS Module Pins Broken Out
- 12mm Coin cell battery and microSD memory card sockets
- Highly configurable design with prototyping area
- Reset button
- UART switch controls serial communications
The SparkFun GPS Logger Shield equips your compatible Arduino with access to a GPS module, microSD memory card socket, and all of the other peripherals you’ll need to turn your project into a position-tracking, speed-monitoring, altitude-observing wonder logger. The shield is based around a GP3906-TLP GPS Module – a 66-channel GPS receiver featuring a MediaTek MT3339 architecture and up to a 10Hz update rate. The GPS module will stream constant position updates over a simple TTL-level serial port, which you can then log to a microSD card and/or use for other purposes.
Everything on the shield is highly configurable: A switch allows you to select the GPS module’s UART interface between either hardware or software ports, the microSD card operates over a hardware SPI port, which should be compatible with most compatible Arduino layouts, and extra prototyping space should allow you to add those last, few components you need to complete your project. The GPS Logger Shield’s main voltage supply is taken from the project's 5V header pin. This voltage is regulated down to 3.3V, which is supplied to both the GPS module and the microSD card. These two components should consume, about 30mA on average, but they may very occasionally spike to around 100mA. We also highly recommend a 12mm Coin Cell Battery, which fits into the GPS Shield’s battery holder.
1 - GPS Logging Shield
Headers, cell battery and microSD card not included
Some prototyping and solder skills required.
Some competency in programming required.