[time-nuts] Trimble Thunderbolt NMEA ?

Didier Juges shalimr9 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 18:44:09 EST 2015

The code is in C and Silabs has small dev kits (Toolsticks) that cost $10 to which you need to add $18 for the programming dongle. A little more expensive than an Arduino, or less, depending on where you buy it...

To that you need to add a MAX232 (or two serial-TTL adapters at $4 each or so on ebay) and you are in business.

Total cost about the same as a dedicated GPS receiver with antenna and NMEA output. Choose your poison :)

Didier KO4BB

On March 3, 2015 10:23:56 PM CST, Chris Albertson <albertson.chris at gmail.com> wrote:
>Is the code in C?  If so I bet it would run on some development board. 
>need to make custom PCBs.
>On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 5:00 AM, Didier Juges <shalimr9 at gmail.com>
>> Tim,
>> It shouldn't be too hard to modify the code for my Thunderbolt
>monitor to
>> make it into a TSIP->NMEA converter. The last version of the kit has
>a uC
>> with two serial ports. I m out of the kits at the moment but I have a
>> spare boards left over.
>Chris Albertson
>Redondo Beach, California
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