SparkFun GPS Dead Reckoning NEO-M8U Hookup Guide
The u-blox NEO-M8U is a powerful GPS units that takes advantage of untethered dead reckoning (UDR) technology for navigation. The module provides continuous positioning for vehicles in urban environments and during complete signal loss (e.g. short tunnels and parking garages). We will quickly get you set up using the Qwiic ecosystem and Arduino so that you can start reading the output!
To follow along with this tutorial, you will need the following materials. You may not need everything though depending on what you have. Add it to your cart, read through the guide, and adjust the cart as necessary.
One method of connecting to the GPS is using a Qwiic cable and microcontroller. We will use the RredBoard Qwiic fo the scope of this tutorial.
Additional GPS Antenna Options
Below are some other GPS Antenna options. Some of the options below have an SMA connector, so make sure to get the u.FL to SMA cable if you decide to use those. Link for that is below in the GPS accessories.
GPS Antenna Accessories
Other Qwiic Cable Accessories
If you aren't familiar with the Qwiic system, we recommend reading here for an overview.
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We would also recommend taking a look at the following tutorials if you aren't familiar with them.