Poor Man's GPS

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Poor Man's GPS

Postby 3dafx » Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:48 am

Here is my half ass gps unit. It uses the same board as mentioned in the headless wardriver thread. (Thanks KIF)

I had some problems with the serial port dropping power so I spliced in another connector to tap into some USB power.

It works great and for only $28 I can't complain.


More pictures here.

http://69.145.134.65/Nsfcrew/gps1.jpg
http://69.145.134.65/Nsfcrew/gps2.jpg
http://69.145.134.65/Nsfcrew/gps3.jpg
http://69.145.134.65/Nsfcrew/gps4.jpg
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Postby streaker69 » Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:52 am

Umm, you building a GPS or slaughtering chickens?
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Postby 3dafx » Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:54 am

streaker69 wrote:Umm, you building a GPS or slaughtering SHEEP?


Fixed!
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Postby Mother » Mon Jul 03, 2006 2:11 pm

I love analyzing the background of people's photos...you find all sorts of amusing things :)

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Postby King_Ice_Flash » Mon Jul 03, 2006 2:19 pm

streaker69 wrote:Umm, you building a GPS or slaughtering chickens?

That's where my side cutters went. I was looking for those.

You really need to go here and fix your antenna.
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Postby renderman » Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:14 pm

Poor mans GPS, otherwise know as a MAP!
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Postby 3dafx » Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:25 pm

I wonder when Barry will notice this. It's my last usb keyboard. My previous workhorse fell victim to a party foul and subsequent m80 explosions.


<Side note>
I hacked off some mainboard connector from the same machine and it plugged right into the gps board. Who says Macs aren't good for anything.
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Postby Barry » Mon Jul 03, 2006 4:26 pm

3dafx wrote:I wonder when Barry will notice this. It's my last usb keyboard. My previous workhorse fell victim to a party foul and subsequent m80 explosions.


<Side note>
I hacked off some mainboard connector from the same machine and it plugged right into the gps board. Who says Macs aren't good for anything.
</side note>



Does the power button work?
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Postby 3dafx » Mon Jul 03, 2006 4:47 pm

Barry wrote:Does the power button work?


Nope. Do you know some sweet mod to make it work?

Imagine my horror when I tried to log on to Window$ the first time. Hmm ctrl+option+???? WHERE THE FUCK IS THE DELETE KEY!
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Postby Barry » Mon Jul 03, 2006 4:54 pm

3dafx wrote:Nope. Do you know some sweet mod to make it work?

Imagine my horror when I tried to log on to Window$ the first time. Hmm ctrl+option+???? WHERE THE FUCK IS THE DELETE KEY!



Hahahaha! The new ones have a delete key. No mods that I know of, sorry. You can no longer get parts for the older iMacs from Apple. They've been end of lifed. Now I only have to wait another few years for them to go tits up, and I won't have to work on them anymore. Pain to take apart and troubleshoot.
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Postby 3dafx » Mon Jul 03, 2006 5:05 pm

Barry wrote:...Pain to take apart and troubleshoot.


I bought 4 pink Imacs for $20 each from a local business when they made the switch back to peecee's. It was fun for a while using them to play Dome wars (scorched earth clone) networked but eventually they all started crapping out, and like you said just a huge pain in the ass to work on.

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Postby Barry » Mon Jul 03, 2006 5:12 pm

I'll agree to a point. The bubble iMacs and eMacs suck to work on. The newer iMacs, G4, and G5 towers are a breeze. The G4's were probably the easiest computers I've ever had to work on. The new Dell's aren't too bad though. The Mac mini is a pain to take apart, but once you have the outside opened up it's not too bad. The G4 Cube isn't too bad either, unless you have to take the core apart, that can suck. The old black powerbooks were cake, like 10 screws and the thing was broken down to it's component pieces. The new ones though, euuu. 27ish screws and you can get the outside off. Then there's another 50 or so to get to anything important. All of the xServes are cake, mostly thumb screws.
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Postby beakmyn » Mon Jul 03, 2006 5:22 pm

Barry wrote:I'll agree to a point. The bubble iMacs and eMacs suck to work on. The newer iMacs, G4, and G5 towers are a breeze. The G4's were probably the easiest computers I've ever had to work on. The new Dell's aren't too bad though. The Mac mini is a pain to take apart, but once you have the outside opened up it's not too bad. The G4 Cube isn't too bad either, unless you have to take the core apart, that can suck. The old black powerbooks were cake, like 10 screws and the thing was broken down to it's component pieces. The new ones though, euuu. 27ish screws and you can get the outside off. Then there's another 50 or so to get to anything important. All of the xServes are cake, mostly thumb screws.



You want hard? Try taking apart a Panasonice Toughbook CF-45, you can't without breaking it, maybe if you had a manual.

You want easy? Try any Dell desktop in the last 5 years. Some you don't even need a screwdriver to remove even the PCI cards.

My Inspiron (Quantex or whatever it really is) is pretty simple to take apart too.
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Postby 3dafx » Mon Jul 03, 2006 5:23 pm

Barry wrote:...xServes are cake, mostly thumb screws.


I wouldn't mind having a couple 5 of those.

I haven't had much from the dark side. We had an old IIe way back in the before time. Oregon trail for life! An old 180c powerbook. A Performa breaker breaker one niner something, and these Imacs. I wouldn't mind owning any of the newer machines but they're just so damn spendy.
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Postby King_Ice_Flash » Mon Jul 03, 2006 6:37 pm

[quote="3dafx I wouldn't mind owning any of the newer machines but they're just so damn spendy.[/QUOTE"]
And now they're Intels :D
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