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#55319 EM-406 GPS works on Netduino but not Plus 2

Posted by r1ch4rd on 12 January 2014 - 07:42 PM in Netduino Plus 2 (and Netduino Plus 1)

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

Richard.




#54999 EM-406 GPS works on Netduino but not Plus 2

Posted by r1ch4rd on 30 December 2013 - 08:45 AM in Netduino Plus 2 (and Netduino Plus 1)

Hi Ben,

 

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

Did you get it working on the Plus 2?

 

Thanks,

Rich.




#54976 GPS EM-406-A

Posted by r1ch4rd on 28 December 2013 - 02:22 PM in Netduino Plus 2 (and Netduino Plus 1)

Hi Alex,

 

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

 

Many thanks,

Rich.




#54975 Netduino Plus 2 + Sparkfun GPS Shield + EM-406

Posted by r1ch4rd on 28 December 2013 - 01:48 PM in Netduino Plus 2 (and Netduino Plus 1)

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,

Rich. 




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

Posted by r1ch4rd on 06 November 2013 - 08:06 PM in Netduino Plus 2 (and Netduino Plus 1)

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,

Rich.




#53838 Yet another supported shield question (GPS)

Posted by r1ch4rd on 05 November 2013 - 07:43 PM in Netduino 2 (and Netduino 1)

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,

Rich.





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