Hacked Gadgets Forum

October 21, 2007

GPS RS232 Breakout Circuit

at 5:31 am. Filed under DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

Looks like the Holux GM-210 GPS unit is a good choice to interface to a microcontroller, the downside is that it doesn’t use a standard RS-232 port. A converter is available to change the existing port to what we need but since it is costly any serious hacker would build their own converter.

“The cheapest GPS reciever I could find was the Holux GM-210 unit. It’s a great unit since it supports both RS232 communication as well as TTL. This makes the unit very suitable for application with microcontrollers. If you consider playing around with a GPS reciever, I can definatly recommend you to buy the Holux GM-210. It’s very robuste, and has no problem getting a satelite fix even in tough conditions.”