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TOPIC: Astroberry GPS driver suitable for ublox neo-6m gps module

Astroberry GPS driver suitable for ublox neo-6m gps module 4 months 1 day ago #22527

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Hi everyone,

Just wondering if I can run above module using the astroberry gps driver (which seems to allow connecting to the gpio 14/15 as foreseen by the driver).

Thanks, Helge

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Astroberry GPS driver suitable for ublox neo-6m gps module 3 months 4 weeks ago #22553

The driver relies on GPSD service so once you configure successfully GPSD for your gps device you should be fine with the driver too.
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Astroberry GPS driver suitable for ublox neo-6m gps module 3 months 3 weeks ago #22637

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Hi Radek,

Tried tonight first time. Found some tutorials on GPSD configuration and got lost, which approach to go for, which updates to which config files are really needed. I connected to the Astroberry-GPS, but got „no fix“. The module I am using has a blue led that is flashing up every two seconds, so that seems to be working.

Can you point me to the right tutorial for astroberry users - or advise on how to configurate?

Thanks a lot for kind support!

Helge

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Astroberry GPS driver suitable for ublox neo-6m gps module 3 months 3 weeks ago #22651

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Just to add this link, leading to a tutorial which seems well structured, discussing also the UART settings. However this one suggests to disable the Bluetooth. I am not sure if completely, or just a specific route. I am actually using Bluetooth to connect to the Shoestring Bluetooth adapter.

circuitdigest.com/microcontroller-projec...s-module-interfacing

Could you advise if I can follow these instructions or which parts I better not touch?

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Astroberry GPS driver suitable for ublox neo-6m gps module 3 months 3 weeks ago #22656

I wouldn't go for disabling BT. No need to do this whatsoever. You only need these in your /boot/config.txt
enable_uart=1
force_turbo=1

Just connect your GPS RX/TX pins to RPi TX/RX pins. The GPS will be available at /dev/ttyS0
Test the connection by running minicom /dev/ttyS0 - it should return NMEA data
Configure GPSD to use /dev/ttyS0 (in /etc/default/gpsd)
Restart GPSD (sudo /etc/init.d/gpsd restart)
Test GPSD by running gpsmon or cgps

If it's OK your INDI driver will be OK as well

Good luck!
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Astroberry GPS driver suitable for ublox neo-6m gps module 3 months 3 weeks ago #22659

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Great, it is working!!!

Also thanks for the hint to connect RX to TX, I have to admit that I connected RX to RX...:unsure:

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Astroberry GPS driver suitable for ublox neo-6m gps module 3 months 2 weeks ago #22772

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Need to ask this question: I have difficulties to „fix“ (no fix) the connection. I.e. when running cgps iI can see 5-7 „PRNs“ which I interpret as available satellites (correct?), with numbers between 5 and 29. I am powering the module thru the GPIOs from the RPi. Measuring voltage (input), I see just 3 V, not 3.3 V. Could this affect ability to connect?

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Astroberry GPS driver suitable for ublox neo-6m gps module 3 months 2 weeks ago #22798

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Update: tried separate power supply for the 3.3V input to the module, situation unchanged.

Would be great if someone had an idea why gps is not connecting - strange, since it did before!

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