In this lesson we bring together a lot of the material from the first 26 lessons to create an instrument package that could be deployed in a demonstration project. We will wire wrap up an Arduino Nano, a Virtuabotix SD card reader, and the Adafruit Ultimate GPS to create a system that will track and log position and altitude, and save the data in a format that can be displayed on Google Earth.
You will want to place the Adafruit GPS, the SD Card Reader, and the Arduino Nano into a perf board. Then, you will want to carefully wire wrap the components as follows:
Connecting the Adafruit Ultimate GPS Unit to Arduino
|GPS Pin||Arduino Pin|
Connecting the SD Card Reader
|Sd Card Reader Pin||Arduino Pin||Details|
|3.3 V – (NOT USED)|
Now the code you developed in LESSON 26 should run on this prototype. The code creates a Google Earth friendly set of coordinates. Just put a KML wrapper on the coordinates as described in LESSON 26. Putting it all together, I took the system outside and walked around, and this is the data track I got.