Anyway, I would like to build a GPS data logger for my dog. Although i always know how far I go (thanks Forerunner 405), it seems to me that Bob Dylan (my dog) goes a lot further. Back and forth, out and back, etc, etc. He's also terribly fast, but that's only relative to my own speed (not terribly fast). So, here's what I'm thinking:
- A GPS Reciever (Sparkfun# GPS-00465)
- Power Source (Suggestions?)
- xbee 1mW (Sparkfun# WRL-08665).
- xbee 1mw (Sparkfun# WRL-08665)
- Arduino (maybe the mini)
- SD Card
So i have some questions: Can I hook the GPS unit directly to the Xbee? or do I need some sort of controller to tell the GPS unit where to pipe the GPS data? What are my options for the reciever end in terms of writing the data to an SD card? is this something the arduino nano can take care of?
This is my first electronics project, but I think it's totally do-able. I look forward to hearing your suggestions! Thanks in advance