Ultimate GPS Logger Shield and Leonardo

by shankar1 on Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:47 am

Hello

I am new to Arduino projects. I have a Leonardo board. The board is currently using the
1. SPI for data logging to a SD shield
2. Pins 0(RX) and 1(TX) (leonardo's UART) is used for connecting to another module for serial communication.

I would like to add a GPS module. With the Serial pins 0 and 1 already in use,
1. will I be able to connect the Ultimate GPS Logger Shield to some other digital pins?
2. Will I be able to use SoftSerial library to communicate with GPS? is there any draw back in doing so?

I am planning to have my application poll both the GPS module and the other serial communication module for data.

Thanks
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Re: Ultimate GPS Logger Shield and Leonardo

by adafruit_support_bill on Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:00 pm

Yes, you can connect the GPS to any unused pins that support pin-change interrupts - see the Leonardo limitations here: http://arduino.cc/en/Reference/SoftwareSerial
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