GPS data logger question?
This might need to be in hardware but its kind of both software hardware. Anyways, I looked around and all i see are pc bassed gps loggers. Has anyone thought of building a GPS data logger that would run when your car is on and store gps data only if the car is moving. Probably RS232 GPS would be the cheap way to do it.
The device would connect between the GPS and your carputer. The GPS data would pass through the device in real time and also store any movement onto the device for later playback. That way if you carputer software isn't running or even on you would still track your location. Then with hyerterminal, or a home brew program, you could read the stored data from the device. This would be a self contained device. Pretty much 2 rs232 drivers, power supply, pic chip and some flash memory say 64 megs.
I know ive seen this for the keyboard. It plugged into the ps2 port and logged all keyboard strokes. Then with a terminal program you typed something and all the keystrokes would be displayed.
It could track Car technicians without having your carputer on. Or if you let someone drive your car ( side note, i dont let anyone drive my car. i'm wierd like that. When your car is touchy you dont want someone doing the wrong thing )
Any thoughts, comments. Like stupid noob its been done. Or kewl idea.
Edit: sweet 200 posts!