Arduino Ublox GPS

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PROBLEM: So I linked my Ublox-neo-6m to my PL2303, plugged the PL2303 right into a USB port on my laptop computer and powered it up. Well, Windows began up nice, however my mouse motion was erratic and I couldn’t management it. Well, (I’m fairly certain), the laptop computer thinks I’ve a serial mouse linked.

SOLUTION: Well, first, I attempted disconnecting the PL2303 till after the laptop computer loaded up Windows. Still did the identical factor.

So what I’ve to do is depart the PL2303 linked however disconnect energy to the Ublox. Then energy up laptop computer to Windows, then join energy to the Ublox.

Hopefully, you gained’t have this drawback.

Okay, so as soon as the Ublox has energy it takes a minute or two for it to get began. (I suppose that is referred to as a chilly begin). The inexperienced LED on the Ublox will begin flashing.

Click on the Ucenter icon.

Click on ReceiverPort Select the COM # that your PL2303 comes up as. Mine is COM 5.

Click on Receiver Baudrate Select 9600.

You ought to see some exercise on the best facet of the display screen(see image)

Note: on the underside, it exhibits Com5 9600 ublox 6 and NMEA

The screens within the center present satellite tv for pc data.

The display screen on the best exhibits latitude, longitude and altitude.

Note: FixMode is 3D/DGPS.

Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) means WAAS is working.

HINT: Especially indoors, this may increasingly simply say 3D. Also the DGPS could take a number of minutes earlier than it shows.

Configuring the Ublox Neo-6M. The approach I did it’s:

view –configuration view(see subsequent image)


Nav Mode

Dynamic Model: Pedestrian

Fix Mode: Auto 2D/3D

UTC Standard: USNO(GPS)

Click on ship decrease left nook

NOTE: Pedestrian mode most likely gained’t make a lot distinction however for my software it’s extra correct. See ProductSpec

view-configuration view (see subsequent image)

Subsystem: Enabled

Services: Ranging

Apply SBAS Correction knowledge

Number: three


Click on ship decrease left nook

NOTE: This forces WAAS. The extra normal time period is SBAS(Space Based Augmentation Systems)

NOTE: There are different configurations you’ll be able to change like Baud price and sampling price.

Okay, the 2 sends above ship it to the Ublox GPS however it doesn’t reserve it. To save, do the next.

(see subsequent image)

Main menu



Save config

This saves it to (I imagine) the EEPROM on the Ublox-neo-6m pcb.

WARNING: Close ‘u-center’ earlier than disconnecting GPS. Otherwise u-center will lock up and you’re going to get a Blue display screen.

The subsequent image exhibits the Deviation Map. Each GPS sampling exhibits in yellow, which modifications to inexperienced when the subsequent sampling happens. This exhibits the readings have drifted about two meters.

U-center has loads of different options, one I prefer it Google Earth. It will present the GPS location on Google Earth.

So that’s what I’ve realized concerning the Ublox-neo-6m to this point.

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