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Mastering BeagleBone Robotics by Richard Grimmett

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Chapter 7. Using GPS for Navigation

Your sailboat can sail, but you might want it to sail to a specific location. One of the coolest devices that you can connect to your robot is a GPS location device. It will allow your sailboat to know where it is, and then you can also know the bearing and distance to a new location.

In this chapter, you will be doing the following things:

  • Connecting the BeagleBone Black of your sailboat to a GPS device so that it can know where it is
  • Accessing the GPS programmatically so that you can use this position to determine the bearing and distance to a new location

Beginning with a GPS tutorial

Before you get started, let's start with a brief tutorial on GPS. GPS, which stands for Global Positioning System, is a system ...

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