Has anyone got Raspberry Pi GPS Shield to work with Raspberry Pi? I followed the tutorial of GpsTracker.py and only see the words latitude & longitude printed, but no values. The signal LED on the GPS shield doesn’t blink either.
When I just plug in a USB cable and take the shield outside I get a blue blinking light after around a minute. I am still trying to get this to occur when plugged into the raspberry pi. I am wondering how strong the antenna is. Since I plan on using this in my truck I am not too worried about it. I will post an update once I get this running on the pi.
Has anyone ever managed to get this working?
I connected the shield to my pi, i get the red Power led lights up and no matter what i try to run, it seems to never get a fix as lat and long always come back as 0…
Is there something im missing?
Having the same problem too.
If I use it as a USB device (switch set to USB) I get a GPS signal (blue flashing light) and can read values from it. However if I use it with a Pi, I get a red power light, a green “user” light but can’t get a signal even with board in the same position.
I’ve had to leave the board on a window sill for a good few minutes before the blue flashing light comes on, so it seems to need quite a clear line of sight and some time. I also read that the antenna needs to be flat – can’t confirm if that makes a difference though.
On another note, I tried to get it working using the USB port on a Pi Zero (W). The lights come on and eventually it gets a signal but I can’t see is show up as a device.
I’ve tried using:
dmesg | grep -i tty
But it’s just not there. Anyone else tried this?