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NavSpark : A Small, Powerful, 32bit Arduino Compatible Development Board With Free GPS, GPS/GLONASS, or GPS/Beidou Receiver

Started by Unknown December 20, 2013
   http://bit.ly/1dBpits
On 12/20/2013 2:40 AM, navincorp314@gmail.com wrote:
> http://bit.ly/1dBpits
The price ranges from $15 and up, not including shipping. What about that is free? The word "free" appears on the video but nowhere else on the page. It's free and worth every penny. JJS
On 2013-12-20, John Speth <johnspeth@yahoo.com> wrote:
> On 12/20/2013 2:40 AM, navincorp314@gmail.com wrote: >> http://bit.ly/1dBpits > > The price ranges from $15 and up, not including shipping. What about > that is free?
Perhaps them meant libre rather than gratis? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gratis_versus_libre -- Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards Yow! Today, THREE WINOS at from DETROIT sold me a gmail.com framed photo of TAB HUNTER before his MAKEOVER!
Thanks for the link - just pre-ordered a -GL set, spec looks OK, at this 
price hard to beat.

Regards,
Arie de Muynck 

On Friday, December 20, 2013 2:40:29 AM UTC-8, navinc...@gmail.com wrote:
> http://bit.ly/1dBpits
I believe they meant to say you get a 32-bit Arduino-compatible board for $19, and at "no extra charge" (eg. free, once you've bought the board) it has a GPS built into it to give you position and accurate time. Unlike any other Arduino-type board at that price that I'm aware of. The Arduino-compatible part of the codebase is also free as in libre (open source) although the GPS library is closed-source.
If anyone is interested in the GPS functions, I summarized the info spread out through the Indiegogo comments into an unofficial NavSpark FAQ here: http://pastebin.com/1f5iXwiT

If you just want the CPU by itself for general use and don't care about GPS, they are now offering 21 boards for $220 with just the CPU, regulator etc, no GPS so that would be $10.50 per board.