How to make a GPS device for a Nikon D200

Discussion in 'General GPS' started by Cynicor, Jul 28, 2006.

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    Cynicor Guest

    Cynicor, Jul 28, 2006
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    Sam Wormley Guest

    Sam Wormley, Jul 28, 2006
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  3. Eric Schreiber, Jul 28, 2006
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    DoN. Nichols Guest

    I have one comment (other than the lack of photos to accompany
    the descriptions):

    You said:


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    "Now for testing purposes, strip and tin four 26/28 gauge
    wires."
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    A wire which is going to be crimped should *not* be tinned. It
    should be crimped onto the plain stranded wire. The solder compresses
    over time, making the crimp loose and resulting in poor connections.

    Of course, quality crimpers are better than cheap ones, and
    without a photo, I have to assume that you used a cheap one.

    While we're about it:

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    "- 2 or 3 DB9 female kits from Radio Shack. I would buy a spare
    DB25 female so you have extra crimp pins."
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    You can buy the pins in small bags of 100 each from any of the
    good electronics dealers -- including Mouser, Digi-Key, and the others.
    Far better than picking up connectors from Radio Shack.

    And I think your:

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    "- A 9-pin cover thingie"
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    probably means a connector backshell.

    Thanks for posting the information.

    Enjoy,
    DoN.
     
    DoN. Nichols, Jul 28, 2006
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    Rex B Guest

    So that lets you overlay positional data on your digital pictures?
    If so, I'm curious how that is useful to you.
     
    Rex B, Jul 28, 2006
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    G.T. Guest

    G.T., Jul 31, 2006
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    Paul Mitchum Guest

    Another option, of course (and it works for all digitals), is to
    interpolate a location from your GPS tracklog data, using the shoot time
    in the image EXIF. Connect the camera to the GPS unit with software
    instead of wires. :)
     
    Paul Mitchum, Jul 31, 2006
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  8. or simply use this piece of software

    http://www.robogeo.com


    I still miss my x-wife, but my
    aim is improving.
     
    Jesper / Slagelse, Aug 1, 2006
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    Don Wiss Guest

    I like it. This is what I want, if it weren't $395!

    http://www.redhensystems.com/products/video_collection_hardware/d2x-gps.asp

    Don <www.donwiss.com/pictures/> (e-mail link at page bottoms).
     
    Don Wiss, Aug 10, 2006
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    d911 Guest

    d911, Sep 7, 2006
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