uBlox adapter is ready for Pre-order here (remember is FIFO service). The price is $19.90, i can't give it for less, is extremely difficult place the tiny uBlox connector, always after the reflow the 50% of the boards have pins that are making short circuit and i have to repair it manually. Due to the lack of time i will ship the first orders that are placed before Friday, luckily they will be ready and shipped the next Monday 08/17/09.

uBlox is the only GPS that let you mix Binary Protocol (ArduPilot) and NMEA (for OSD's). Super accurate and truly 4Hz refresh rate.

It even works indoors:


Adapter features:
-Ultra clean On-board 3.3V power regulator.
-Input power selector (3.3V or >=5V).
-Rechargeable backup battery (2 weeks)
-Super small, almost same GPS profile.
-EM406 Connector (ArduPilot Ready!).
-Regular pin holes for easy integration with any project.







Soon i will offer the package that includes the uBlox unit, the adapter and is pre-configured for ardupilot for only $95 dlls.

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Comment by Jack Crossfire on August 11, 2009 at 5:50pm
Why can't U manufacture uBlox modules with proper connectors themselves instead of tacking on a $20 adaptor? We really want a 20Hz Hemisphere module.

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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on August 11, 2009 at 6:05pm
Jordi,

What needs to be pre-configured on the uBlox adapter for the Ardupilot?

Regards,
TCIII

3D Robotics
Comment by Jordi Muñoz on August 11, 2009 at 6:07pm
@Thomas,

You need to configure it for "airplane mode" and enable the UBX Protocol output and set the right speed.

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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on August 11, 2009 at 6:12pm
Jordi,

So it might be better to wait until you can offer the combination package and avoid the hassle of having to program the uBlox with a PC.

Regards,
TCIII

3D Robotics
Comment by Jordi Muñoz on August 11, 2009 at 6:17pm
@Jack,

Maybe you can tell me where did you get your uBlox module with patch antenna. Also i don't have the money to buy in high quantity's uBlox chips, etc.
Comment by Mogly (Umesh Tharanath) on August 11, 2009 at 6:32pm
Is there a chance can uBlox adapter connect to GPStix? (to USB or gumstix connector)
Or any work around to connect gpstix connecting to Arudopilot with Gumstix ?

Comment by Angus Peart on August 11, 2009 at 6:49pm
Why is that PCB so thick?!?

Comment by David Low on August 11, 2009 at 7:28pm
cool, will wait for the full package including the ublox unit
Comment by Jack Crossfire on August 11, 2009 at 10:13pm
U need to get some venture capital, an IPO, & some government bailouts. Mine is a $200+ engineering sample from Procerus. It might be more efficient if you just desoldered the modules from those Sparkfun boards & resoldered them on your own board with patch antenna & proper connector. No reworking tiny uBlox connectors.
Comment by Angus Peart on August 11, 2009 at 11:47pm
I agree with Jack, you should just make your own module, rather than adding a module onto a module.
Plus, Sparkfun charges and arm and a leg for their GPS modules, compared to their actual cost price.
You should look into the LS20033, its a great little unit, and surprisingly cheap. Ublox modules aren't really doing the whole "cheap autopilot" thing any good.

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