The awesome uBlox 5 GPS modules are now available in the DIY Drones store!
From the product description:
The powerful GPS is based on Ublox 5 chipset and the Saratel helical antenna to maintain sat lock from any angle. Includes uBlox adapter and comes pre-programmed for ArduPilot.
* u-Blox 5H chipset
* Sarantel omni-directional Geo-helix S-type active antenna
* Real 4Hz Refresh rate
* Fifty channels
* Supports UBX, NMEA and USB&NMEA
* High immunity to RF interference
* Firmware upgradable
* Includes 12" cable with EM406 connectors on both ends.
The cost is $109.90, which is a bit cheaper than buying the module (if Sparkfun ever gets it back in stock) and the necessary adapter and cable separately, and these these come pre-programmed for ArduPilot, saving you a huge hassle involving making a custom connector for you FTDI cable and messing about with uBlox settings in their utility. It's designed to plug straight into the ArduPilot's GPS connecter--plug and play!
When you switch to this GPS, remember to change the configuration file so ArduPilot knows!
#define GPS_PROTOCOL 2 // 0 = NMEA, 1=SIRF, 2=uBlox
I have been looking to buy one, new or used, for a long while without any luck, hence this cry into the wild.
Any information would be greatly
#define GPS_PROTOCOL 2 //0 = NMEA, 1=SIRF, 2=uBlox,
Do I need the "Choose protocol, uBlox only for PRO's please." portion in the code?
Thanks in advance
Hot glue is great and i have been in a very bad crashes using this... Also the problem is that you have to leave the connector perfectly placed or you may have false contact. Also if you use a lighter with blowtorch you can melt the hot glue after you apply it to give a nice a rounded shape (visually friendly) and you increase the strength of the glue tiny bit.
Hot glue, huh! I was thinking of something more substantial that would survive the occasional crash.
I was thinking of using thin double backed tape (servo tape?) and make a stepped mount where the uBlox would sit above Jordi's interface board. I planned to put an insulator between the top of Jordi's interface board and the bottom of the uBlox pwb to prevent electrical shorts.
Received my uBlox/interface on Thrusday and had it working with one of my Ardupilots on Friday. Unlike the EM406A, I can get a lock inside the house and I have an aluminumized solar radiation barrier roof!
The connector interface between the uBlox and the interface board is some what fragile. I have considered various ways to mount the uBlox and the interface together, but not wanting to reinvent the wheel, have either of you created a mount for the uBlox/interface yet?
Received mine yesterday :) It and the ArduPilot code (ublox selection) are set for 38400 baud while the 406 was set for 57600. Is there an easy way to reprogram the ublox/code for 56k or do I have to reset the telemetry (xbees) to run at 38k?
- Great job and thanks for the fast shipping!