Anyone who plays around with embedded electronics has probably explored (or at least thought about exploring) the power of GPS. From autonomous vehicles, to wayfinding, to creating a 12-foot clock, GPS is an incredible useful, robust technology. Today we have a nice, simple project from SparkFun customer Jon Carrier.
Jon created a project that uses a Spartan FPGA board to parse the data from a Locosys LS20031 GPS Module. The data is then sent to a basic 16x2 serial LCD, which displays the latitude and longitude coordinates. By itself, this is a fairly-straightforward project - but it has a lot of potential - and it is also a great example of how to get started in GPS data parsing and display. Nice work, Jon!