GPS Basics

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Resources and Going Further

You should now have a clear understanding of how GPS units work and how to implement them into your next project. For more great project ideas check out these other SparkFun tutorials.

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How to Power a Project

A tutorial to help figure out the power requirements of your project.

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Accelerometer Basics

A quick introduction to accelerometers, how they work, and why they're used.

Electric Power

An overview of electric power, the rate of energy transfer. We'll talk definition of power, watts, equations, and power ratings. 1.21 gigawatts of tutorial fun!

Need some inspiration for your next project? Check out some of these related tutorials:

Copernicus II Hookup Guide

A guide for how to get started with the Copernicus II GPS module.

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Read humidity, pressure and luminosity quickly and easily. Add wind speed, direction and rain gauge for full weather station capabilities.

What is GPS RTK?

Learn about the latest generation of GPS and GNSS receivers to get 2.5cm positional accuracy!

GPS-RTK Hookup Guide

Find out where you are! Use this easy hook-up guide to get up and running with the SparkFun high precision GPS-RTK board.

Or check out these blog posts.

 

GPS Constellation