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In Topic: EM-406 GPS works on Netduino but not Plus 2

12 January 2014 - 07:42 PM

Hi Chris,


Thank you for your reply!

Unfortunately I am a complete beginner when it comes to microcontrollers and electronics in general.


I am using the Sparkfun GPS Shield (GPS 10710) with the EM0406 receiver.


On the GPS shield it has a port for 'AREF' which connects to a blank port on the Plus 2, however on the original Netduino board there was an 'AREF' port, that appears to be the only difference.


Many thanks


In Topic: EM-406 GPS works on Netduino but not Plus 2

30 December 2013 - 08:45 AM

Hi Ben,


I have just come to the exact same conclusion...

Did you get it working on the Plus 2?




In Topic: GPS EM-406-A

28 December 2013 - 02:22 PM

Hi Alex,


Did you ever resolve the above? I am currently experiencing the same problem...


Many thanks,


In Topic: Netduino Plus 2 + Sparkfun GPS Shield + EM-406

28 December 2013 - 01:48 PM

Hi Guys,


Thanks dino4net for the response!


I finally got around to having another look at using: EM 406, Sparkfun GPS board and Netduino Plus 2.


Whilst I am now receiving NMEA statements from the GPS device no location data is being returned - just a time and date stamp.


I don't think the EM406 will lock when connected to the Netduino plus as I left it for an hour and only got the static red led which indicates no lock. I tested it again with an Arduino and it locked (flashing red led) within 1 minute so its not a faulty receiver..


Would be interested to find out how people are getting around this?


Many thanks,


In Topic: Yet another supported shield question (GPS)

05 November 2013 - 07:43 PM

HI Guys,


Has anyone had any luck with Netduino Plus 2, Sparkfun GPS Shield (https://www.sparkfun.../products/10710) & EM-406? 

I am a newbie so its probably something I am (or more likely not) doing.


I tried the sample code:

using System;using System.IO.Ports;using System.Threading;using Microsoft.SPOT;using Microsoft.SPOT.Hardware;using SecretLabs.NETMF.Hardware;using SecretLabs.NETMF.Hardware.Netduino;namespace GpsLogger{public class Program{public static void Main(){// write your code hereSerialPort serialPort = new SerialPort("COM1", 4800, Parity.None, 8, StopBits.One);serialPort.Open();// pin D2 off = gps module turned onOutputPort powerPin = new OutputPort(Pins.GPIO_PIN_D2, false);while (true){int bytesToRead = serialPort.BytesToRead;if (bytesToRead > 0){// get the waiting databyte[] buffer = new byte[bytesToRead];serialPort.Read(buffer, 0, buffer.Length);// print out our received dataDebug.Print(new String(System.Text.Encoding.UTF8.GetChars(buffer)));}Thread.Sleep(100); // wait a bit so we get a few bytes at a time...}}}}

which deploys fine and the led flashes on the GPS module but I don't receive any form of result in the VS output window?

I know its not hardware as a friend tested in on his Arduino and it worked ok.


Any pointers would be very muchly appreciated!

Fantastic forum btw :mellow:


Thanks in advance,


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