I am working with an Adafruit Feather 32u4 FONA board. I want to connect a GPS module I have worked with before (3.3V required) but am not having much luck. I have studied the pinout of the board and have tried the 3.3V pin but it is far too erratic in nature and cannot sufficiently power the module. There is a pin called USB which supplies 5.0V from the pin if a micro USB cable is connected. I have used an LM317 and a potentiometer to make a voltage regulator circuit to convert the 5.0V from the USB pin to the 3.3V I need for the GPS module. This works, as I have measured 3.3V successfully using a multimeter.
The problem is that when I connect the VCC and GND pins of the GPS module to the 3.3V regulated output, the module still doesn't get any power. I measured a significant drop to around 0.89V across GND and VCC after I connect the module. What could be causing this strange behavior?
The bottom left rail is what I am trying to use to power the GPS module, before I connect it I get 3.3V as mentioned earlier, which is the required level.