[GeoStL] Re: New toy for the extreme geocachers

  • From: Craig Ingram <geoseaeye@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 15:08:45 -0600

It doesn't look very waterproof? I need waterproof.

On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 7:05 AM, Steve Bromley <steve.bromley@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> Here ya go guys.  Something for those who like to build things.
>
> http://www.adafruit.com/products/652
>
> The Coobro Geo is an easy to assemble GPS navigation kit. Upload
> coordinates, turn it on, and the Coobro Geo will help you navigate to any
> destination on earth by using LEDs to show you the correct direction and
> distance remaining. Before you leave on your quest, press and hold the
> breadcrumbs button and the Coobro Geo will remember your location and help
> you navigate back. Store up to five pre-entered destination coordinates and
> five breadcrumbs, or modify the open source code and store as many
> coordinates as you want.
>
> Use the Coobro Geo to help you find geocaches, store and navigate between
> hot fishing spots, complete a scavenger hunt, or simply help you find your
> car after a hike.
>
> *Features:*
>
>    - High quality Fastrax UP501 GPS module with 66-channel receiver
>    - All through hole kit is easy to solder and requires minimal tools
>    - Completely open source hardware and software
>    - Program the software using the Arduino IDE
>    - Stores breadcrumbs in EEPROM so it remembers locations when turned
>    off
>
> *Kit Includes:*
>
>    - 1x Fastrax UP501 GPS Module
>    - 1x Atmega328 DIP Processor
>    - 1x Coobro Geo PCB
>    - 14x Bright Blue LEDs
>    - 2x 10 Ohm Resistor Networks
>    - 4x .1uF Ceramic Capacitors
>    - 1x 10uF Electrolytic Capacitor
>    - 2x Slide Switches
>    - 1x Push button
>    - 3x Header pins
>    - 1x Atmega328 Socket
>    - 1x 8MHz Ceramic Oscillator
>    - 1x AAA Enclosed Batter Holder
>    - 1x Lanyard
>    - 1x Power Supply Jumper
>
> This kit requires assembly by the user. It's not a difficult kit, and can
> be put together even by a beginner using a soldering iron, solder, diagonal
> cutters and other small hand tools. *Notice:* in order for this kit to
> work, you'll need to have an FTDI 
> cable<https://www.adafruit.com/products/70>or an
> FTDI breakout board such as our FTDI 
> Friend<https://www.adafruit.com/products/284>they are
> *not included*. You may also want to pick up some AAA 
> batteries<https://www.adafruit.com/products/617>,
> 3 are required and are also not included.
>
> *Open Source Hardware:* This kit is 100% open source hardware. The makers
> provide the Eagle Cad design files, schematics, and software for your
> hacking pleasure.
>
>
>
>
> *--Steve*
>
> *It's not only the destination but the path you take and the friends you
> make along the way*
>
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