For my project I need a GPS module, it should be cheap and I should be able to use it with arduino, after some search I got a product on ebay, I'm a 16 year old school boy and I didn't know that it will work with Arduino or not. Help me.

Here is the link-- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DIYMALL-VK16E-Module-Gmouse-GPS-Module-SIRF3-Chip-with-Ceramic-Antenna-TTL-Level-/181594912168?hash=item2a47e675a8

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After some research it seems you can use that gps module with an Arduino. Here's a link to the data sheet for it: http://www.hanssummers.com/images/stories/ultimategps/vk16e.pdf. Also it seems like you have to use the TinyGPSPlus library to get it to work. Here's a link to learn more about it: http://arduiniana.org/libraries/tinygpsplus/. You may have to use the protocols in this data sheet: https://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/GPS/NMEA%20Reference%20Manual-Rev2.1-Dec07.pdf.

All of this information was taken from this thread: https://www.linkedin.com/grp/post/4573843-5806249757395406852.


Yes. You can tell that from two entries in the specification:

TTL Level 9600 Baud Rate

That tells you it uses standard TTL (5V) serial to communicate, so on an Uno that would be pins 0 and 1 and the Serial object, or any pins of your choice and the SoftwareSerial library.

Output SiRF binary system OR nmea0183 V3.0(GGA, GSA, GSV, RMC, VTG)

It outputs NMEA encoded data (bold added by me) which is what most of the Arduino GPS libraries are written to use.

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