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GPS SD Shield


$63.12 AUD, inc GST
$57.38 AUD, exc GST

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GPS SD Shield


$63.12 AUD, inc GST
$57.38 AUD, exc GST

Retired Product

This product has been retired and kept here for reference.

The Firewing GPS SD shield is an Arduino compatible unit which has an embedded antenna and tiny footprint GPS module. It also has a built in UART, making communicating with this device a breeze. The GPS shield also has a built in Secure digital (SD) card slot, which allows you to transform your shield into a GPS data logging solution!

Please note that this shield includes the GPS receiver module.

Main Features

  • Shield designed to work with Arduino or compatible main boards. Standard shield size.
  • Uses Fastrax UP501 GPS module with embedded antenna.
  • Onboard micro Secure Digital (SD) card slot.  You will need a microSD card if you want to save data.
  • Large prototyping area.
  • Reset button.
  • Software can control power to main GPS module - extremely useful in low power control environments.
  • Breakout pad for software power control - reroute power control to alternative header pin.
  • Breakout pad for GPS module backup battery.
  • Breakout pads for GPS RX and TX - reroute UART to alternative header pins.
  • Breakable link for SD card Chip Select (CS)
  • Onboard LED showing GPS fix.

Additional Firewing Resources


Arduino Code

The following Arduino code has been tested with this shield.

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Documentation and Resources:
  • The Maker Revolution
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