Here I will document my progress on building a handheld, low power GPS unit using an Atmel avr, using some gps module, and some display.
Focus for this project is to build a GPS unit that is:
– fast (fast booting, fast fix, fast display)
– low power, e.g. 3 rechargeable batteries
– easy to use, e.g. with gloves on.
Emphasis should be on choosing parts that require low power for operation.
For now I have chosen an OLED display, as that was affordable for me, and got me going in the right direction for this project.
Right now I am thinking about possibly exchanging it for an e-paper display, however right now these are more costly.
The links in the descriptions of the components list are for your information, and not intended to advertise some business.
They are provided as an example.
[In the end we all have to get parts somewhere, even if you make your own parts, you need to buy something, somewhere]
Hints, tips and tricks that will make this project better are welcome :)