opengpstracker.org is a great source of information.Special thanks to mike and his team for sharing this project.
i want to do this as a fun project but would like to have some doubts cleared before starting.
Will it work with other gps modules?got hold of a GPS module that uses the GR10/MN1010 GPS module in conjunction with a GPS chip antenna and a SMA661AS 18dB LNA from ST Electronics. It has only 3 connections: VCC, ground and a TX line. Power for the board is from a single 3.5V-6V source and the unit will output NMEA serial sentences containing all the GPS data (location, satellites in view, altitude, time, speed, heading, etc).
Secondly i didn't understand the transmitting part.how do u interface it with a mobile?can it be interfaced with any mobile?As far as i know mobiles have no input ports(except for charging and usb connectors),then how does it receive data from the micro controller?
On the components list 2 microcontrollers,10 0.1micro farad capacitors and some other components with the required quantities are mentioned.But the build process mentions use of only one microcontroller and one 0.1 micro farad capacitor.Why are extra quantities of components mentioned in the list?
Please pardon me if my queries are silly.