I have used the transparent UART mode of the Bus Pirate to directly access the serial data and send it to other third party softwares to show my location on google maps.
Using Bus Pirate to interface a MT3318 GPS receiver - [Link]
The MPLAB C18 Lite (mplabc18-v3.37a) compiler for PIC18 MCUs is now available for the MPLAB X Mac OSX version. Microchip also released a new version of MPLAB X Beta IDE Beta Ver. 4.1 for Win32.
MPLABX C18 now available for Mac OSX - [Link]
The OBDuino is an in-car real-time display of various information, like speed, RPM, instant fuel consumption or average trip fuel consumption as well as others PIDs supported by the car. It reads the data from the car’s OBD-II connector, interfacing it via a MC33290 chip to the Arduino which processes the CAN data and outputs to a 2×16 LCD. [via]
OBDuino: car diagnostics with Arduino - [Link]
This tutorial will describe a way of controlling an iPod remote, and thus, an easy way of getting some music and sound out of your Arduino project. The remote we used was an unofficial remote I found on the worldwide auction site for around 10 USD, an opto-isolator can be found in your local electronics store. [via]
Control an iPod with the Arduino - [Link]
This project is a frequency standard based on GPS signal that has the advantage of great stability.
Using the GPS Satellite system offers the advantage of very accurate timing and by extension, frequency control. The long term error is to all intents and purposes zero, with time and frequency accuracy being comparable to the international standard. The traditional route is to use a relatively low cost GPS receiver module which outputs a 1 Pulse per second signal (1 PPS) aligned to UTC.
GPS Disciplined Frequency Standard - [Link]
This project shows how to build a GPS based clock. This clock is able to display accurate time received from a cheap GPS module. The clock is based on PIC18F1320 and uses MAX6951 LED display drivers.
Time Display unit for a GPS module – [Link]
This star is about 35cm across and designed to be displayed indoors in a window. It is based on 18F2620 that has more than enough memory (64K) so the author can add as many features as he want. Check schematic and code on the link below.
Animated Christmas Star - [Link]