I was handed a bag of bits, and managed to assemble them into this.
Carried out all the safety checks with PSU before mounting the boards, and traced through the voltage lines, 12, 5 and 3.3. Then programmed the Teensy and the Blox devices also added the configuration file. (I’ve been mending electronics bits and pieces for years, so have managed to keep the smoke inside, so far…)
I don’t have a GPS antenna or Cytron to play with at this time.
On power up, all the boards light up. I get the AS-ACT lamp on for a second or so, then the other two, so the three big LEDs all on and RED.
I also get the LED in the middle of the Teensy pulsing. (I don’t know if this is normal or not.)
To connect to the unit, I am using a W7 laptop and have installed the AGOpenGPS software and also the Teensy Serial port driver.
Running AgIO in USB mode, there is nothing being read, which I guess would be normal without an antenna.
Have then tried to connect via ethernet, using a 12volt PSU onto the AmpSeal.
In W7, have set the laptop IP to 192.168.3.10 and mask 255.255.255.0 as in the on line guides, and AgIO enabled the UDP and manually set the 192.168.3 mask. Sadly in AgIO although this address is in the list, it is not UP.
In fact the laptop states that the adapter is unplugged. Tried more than one cable, and this port on the laptop is fine connected into a switch.
The RJ45 socket has one green LED on.
I’d appreciate some guidance on looking into this please.
aha, the Teensy ethernet isn’t connected, well that would explain it.
I cannot see anything written on this gps, either side, re must have antenna connected, but sounds like a sensible idea, will take note.
Thanks Guys. the Digi-Key bits in the UK have to ship from the US, so its 4 days and £22 for ten which is ok if doing a number, but I have a plan now based on extracting pins from other headers I have. Will report back.
I measured that the pins ideally need to be 13mm long to get half a mm or so proud of the surface, but the standard 2.54 header is only 12mm.
So, inserted flush, the stand out underneath is 10.2 and ‘at a pinch’ that’ll do.
The board was partially assembled when I was handed the project, and a socket header like that, not in any of the images above, was mounted on it I guess when it was float soldered with the surface mount components.
So my pins soldered into the Teensy push into that header.
But yes, mounting another to the underside of the Teensy would have also been an idea, but then the pins I pulled out of a 25.4 header might have been a fraction too long to make the connection between the two. However when removing the Teensy in the future, there might be a question about where the pins stay, in the board header or the Teensy one, or maybe even fall out.