TAG: Kickstarter

Kickstarter Launched for NMEA Dongle to Connect GPS, iOS

January 15, 2015By
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A kickstarter campaign has launched for an NMEA dongle that connects any existing GPS receiver to iOS devices. The device connects and communicates with high-accuracy GPS/GNSS devices and other field sensors that emit NMEA data to iOS devices over Bluetooth, allowing users to collect data on an iPad or iPhone using one or more sensors in the field. Primary functions include: overriding the internal GPS on... read more

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What Happened to Piksi, the $995 RTK GNSS Receiver on Kickstarter?

December 3, 2014By
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A little more than a year ago, Swift Navigation started a Kickstarter campaign for a $995 RTK GNSS receiver named Piksi. The goal was to raise $14,000 for the project. By the time the Kickstarter campaign was ended, Swift raised $166,097 from 303 backers. I wrote an article about the Swift’s Kickstarter campaign in September 2013, a few days before... read more

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Kickstarter Comes to GPS; Plus, Jammers and Field Technology Conference

September 4, 2013By

$2,000 for an RTK base and rover? Yes, it’s real. Well, at least it seems real. For $2,000, you can order an RTK base and rover set named Piksi, including radios.    It’s an intriguing opportunity, and might be the first brush stroke of the picture I’ve been painting (metaphorically speaking) for the past few years about inexpensive RTK receivers... read more

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