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Stacking GPS, GSM, and an SD card into an Arduino shield

Stacking GPS, GSM, and an SD card into an Arduino shield

A few years ago, [Phang Moh] and his compatriots were asked by a client if they could make a vehicle tracking device for oil tankers all around Indonesia.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.11.02 at 12:07

Spoofing GPS and getting your own UAV

Spoofing GPS and getting your own UAV

A couple folks over at the Radionavigation Lab at UT Austin successfully spoofed GPS to take control of a small helicopter drone this weekend. Of course, this attracted the attention of the Department of Homeland security, so you’d better stock up on GPS spoofing equipment while there’s still time.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.07.01 at 20:18

How do atomic clocks work?

[Bill Hammack] aka [Engineerguy] is back again with another fantastic informational video. This time around he’s describing exactly how an atomic clock does what it does.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.06.12 at 14:29

Building a DIY GPS cube

Originally, [Karman] wanted to build a speedometer for his bike. Feature creep makes fools of us all, so after a month of work [Karman] had a  GPS-enabled cube that tells him his current latitude and longitude, current time, course, direction and speed.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.06.06 at 17:02

Those USB TV tuners used for SDR can also grab GPS data

Talk about versatile hardware. These inexpensive TV tuner dongles can also grab GPS data. You may remember seeing this same hardware used as a $20 option for software defined radio.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.04.13 at 18:52

Using GPS to stay aware of red light cameras

Using GPS to stay aware of red light cameras

Depending on how you view them, red light cameras are a great way to get people to drive carefully, or an utter nuisance. We agree with the latter opinion, as does [Dave], so he built a handy little device that alerts him when he’s about to approach one of these intersections.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.04.12 at 12:39

Hacking the green goose for fun and profit

Hacking the green goose for fun and profit

[Troy] recently got his hands on a greengoose starter kit and like any HAD reader would do, proceeded to probe it mercilessly. The greengoose appears to be some sort of location-tracking device which reports back to a server on the position and location of radio transmitters relative to it.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.03.19 at 16:43

A talking reverse geocache puzzle box

A talking reverse geocache puzzle box

Here’s a talking reverse geocache puzzle box which [Erv Plecter] built as a wedding gift for his friends. The box itself isn’t really the gift, but a surprise delivery system for a collection of cash from the couple’s circle of friends to go toward the honeymoon.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.01.20 at 15:40

Reverse Geocache box looks great and packed with features

Reverse Geocache box looks great and packed with features

[Ranger Bob] crafted this great looking Reverse Geocache box. Our favorite feature is the black piece of acrylic on top. It’s laser cut (not sure if the letters are engraved or not) and gives a great finished look while hiding a couple of things at the same time.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.01.19 at 12:17

See where Socks has been using a GPS tracking collar

See where Socks has been using a GPS tracking collar

[Buxtronix] wanted to know where his cat (named Ash, but we thought Socks sounded much more clich?) was going when on the loose. He designed a GPS tracking collar and a way to map the data it collects.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2011.10.11 at 19:48


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