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[aprssig] PIC : Store GPS on SD or USB or CF

david vanhorn kc6ete at gmail.com
Sun Mar 18 17:38:14 UTC 2012


I never thought I'd be saying this, but maybe try an Arduino instead of the
pic?  :)

I have 15+ years in bare metal ASM design on the AVR (the basis of the
Arduino), but I was able to go from opening the box to an embedded web
server reading and writing an SD card in about half an hour with the
Arduino.

Is it the most efficient thing, hell no.  But it excels at "I want to make
one of these, quick.".

If I had to write Ethernet and SD from scratch, or even use some of the
existing non-arduino AVR libraries, I'd be many hours getting that up and
running.

If I'm not actively working on it, you can check out my little Arduino
server at http:\\76.25.46.38   Very much a WIP, but for what it's worth,
it's there.   I know there are APRS applications already in place as well.
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