[GeoStL] Re: New toy for the extreme geocachers

  • From: Craig Ingram <geoseaeye@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 16:38:44 -0600

I bet you'd never get that thru the airport screening, those people are
picked for their positions for their inability to think on their own

On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 4:07 PM, Jim Greene <jimsgreene@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Wonder what would happen to you in the airport security screening with
> that thing? I bet it would be funny to watch.
>
> 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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