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#53851 Netduino Plus 2 + Sparkfun GPS Shield + EM-406

Posted by r1ch4rd on 06 November 2013 - 08:06 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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