Over the last couple of years while using Linux, I've slowly become better at what could loosely be described as "hacking".
I mainly focus on stuff that is Palm related, mainly trying to integrate some of the command line tools available for Linux->Palm connectivity with some well known Linux applications.
Palm Tungsten W & T2, Palm Bluetooth card, Holux Bluetooth GPS & Handmap
I have always been interested in linking my Palm to a GPS unit. Always thought it would be quite cool to have a wee set-up in my car being able to see myself driving along a road. Plus people are always telling me to get lost, but now that is literally impossible!
The only thing that really stopped me before now getting this set-up was the lack of maps for New Zealand, let alone Christchurch, being available for the Palm. UNTIL HandMap released some recently! WOO HOO! Their maps for New Zealand reside here. You'll need to pay for the HandMap software, appropriate maps, and the GPS plugin for HandMap. Total cost was around \$NZ50.00.
So with some maps, I started looking at the best way of getting my Palm Tungsten W connected to a GPS unit. Decided on bluetooth as have too many cables lying around as is! First thing I needed to get was a Palm bluetooth card for this particular Palm. Palm had discontinued the bluetooth card a wee while ago, but I managed to pick one up on eBay pretty cheaply & easily. With that I was then able to look at bluetooth GPS devices. I settled on the Holux GR230. Setting it up was a breeze!
So with all these components you are basically sussed! Here are a couple of piccies showing it working:
Thats all folks at the moment! If I come up with anything else I'II post it here.