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Admin:
as GPS electronics gets cheaper and easier to work with, ive been thinking about trying it out within the next year or two . . .

the latest one here looks pretty nice:
http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8266#

it even claims it could track 9 satellites indoors!

anyone have experience interfacing a GPS to a microcontroller and have thoughts on it to offer to GPS beginners?

hgordon:
I've yet to see a GPS that works indoors, so if this is the exception, I'd be impressed.

The GPS I have tried generate a more or less continuous 4800 baud stream of data, so you need a serial interface.  It's not particularly difficult to decode the data stream.

robot321:
wow 32 channels.  I've only used the em-402 as seen here

http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=576

NOTE: the em-402 was also used in the feb edition of circuit cellar

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