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W00t! Nokia LD-1W GPS! - IBNeko's Journal-Nyo~!
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W00t! Nokia LD-1W GPS!
So I wandered over to Goodwill yesterday, because they have a 50% off all non-barcode items and picked up a Nokia LD-1W. That's a bluetooth GPS unit. Checking Amazon, prices are at $60-something. I got it for $2. Probably because no one knew how to test it.. or even what it was.

Took me a while to adapt a car Nokia charger to a 12V AC-DC unit to charge the poor thing, but it charged overnight and I got it working this morning.

Got it to sync with my macbook pro:
1) Ran the bluetooth setup assistant
2) added it as "Any Device"
3) Passkey was 0000. The normal.
4) Then I configured it's serial ports, with "RS-232" as the Protocol and "SPP-GPS" (the only choice) as the Service.

Ran Kismac. It recognized it immediately and showed pretty graphs of what satelites the GPS unit had found.

Then I downloaded, compiled, and installed GPSd. And grabbed Google Earth and gps2geX (a gps to google earth tool). Started up GPSd: sudo /usr/local/sbin/gpsd -b -n -N -D 1 /dev/tty.NokiaLD-1W-SPP-GPS-1

and started gps2geX. Opened Google Earth and hit the "open in google earth" button in gps2geX and saw my location. Yay!

Only problem: I don't really have a use for this, unless I go wardriving or geocache hunting... :\

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porsupah From: porsupah Date: June 13th, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
But.. don't you already have an iPhone 3G that can do that in one step? ^_^;

(Got to love Google Earth.. it's a fantastic enough app to begin with, let alone on a dinky device in one's pocket)
From: notebk24 Date: July 3rd, 2009 04:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Can I sell it??? hahahah JK!

And yes, you actually sounded quite geeky.

And it's not my fault I'm still up... my "bf" (complex relationship) decided to call me (and wake me up) at 10:30, ugh.
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