FLORA Wearable Ultimage GPS Module: http://www.adafruit.com/products/1059
This module is the best way to add a GPS to your wearable project. It’s part of the Adafruit Flora series of wearable electronics, designed specifically for use with the Flora motherboard. Installed on the PCB is the latest of our Ultimate GPS modules, a small, super-thin, low power GPS module with built in data-logging capability! This module’s easy to use, but extremely powerful.
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Inexpensive Platform Makes a way for Prototyping Wearables in no time
Wearable technology is acquiring inroads into vertical markets that include healthcare, industrial, and automotive sectors.
Wearable technology is finding inroads into vertical markets just like health-related, industrial, and car areas. For instance, particular vehicle-health applications which maintain a record of fuel efficiency, motor vehicle speed, and the pulse of a exhaust driver are being manufactured by Nissan, BMW, and Mercedes car manufacturers. The expense of wearable products development boards varies from economical to exceptionally pricy. Adafruit has established a budget friendly wearable platform referred to as the Flora(https://www.adafruit.com/product/659) were particular electronic modules have been meant to work together with the microcontroller-based maker board. Below, I’ll look into the Flora’s system buildings by using block, circuit schematic diagrams, and its PCB design. Besides that, to present the benefit in prototyping wearable device concepts, I’ll give a tiny how-to guide on electrical wiring and testing a GPS (Global Positioning System) module using the Flora.
In checking Adafruit Flora I discovered , the wearable device to be fabricated from a multitude of subcircuits wired to an 8-bit microcontroller mounted on a compact circular PCB (Printed Circuit Board). An Atmel ATMEGA32 microcontroller offers the processing power for the Flora, featuring six digital pins, 2 communication pins, and also 2 serial control lines. All of these digital pins and control lines are offered to makers, designers, and technicians by half circle solder pads which revolve around the Flora’s border. What is more, a reset press button, mini USB, dual regulated power supply (3.3V/5Volt supplies), and 3 LEDs (transmit, receive, and power supply condition) complete the Flora’s system architecture.
Adafruit provides all the Eagle Cad circuit schematic diagrams and PCB layout drawings for technicians, designers, and also makers eager about trying the mechanical packaging and electronic designs of the Flora on this github web page.