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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 3
  • Usefulness: 4
Great GPS for Hobbyists – EM-411 GPS Engine Board Module with SiRF Star III Chipset Reviews

posted by tcampanate on 02/11/2012 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
- It's cheap.
- Has a Buit-in antenna.
- Small.
- Came with a 6 pin cable.
- Has a led that helps to identify if your wiring is correct or not.
- It's very easy to find documentations over the internet.
- Fixing time is faster than from my cellphone as is it's signal quality.
Cons:
- It's refresh rate time is only 1Hz. But this is a limitation of the price...
Other:
You can set the baudrate at any value you want with SirfDemo
It's easy to use with arduinos. You can use the existing library for NMEA protocols and you are good to go.
This one is exactly the same as EM-406 but with RX and TX pins inverted.
Works with 5v.
PT - BR :
Ótimo gps e muito barato. O tempo para conectar com os satélites é muito pequeno e possui um sinal melhor que o gps do meu celular.
Você encontra uma library para utilizá-lo com arduino, então fica muito fácil mesmo de botar pra funcionar!
Bottomline:
If you are looking a very cheap and ready to use gps for arduino, this is the one!

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