I'm a software engineer, new to the hardware world but attempting to learn fast for a specific car tracking application. I have a Carloop Pro stack, and a Carloop + Electron with a separate Carloop GPS (without the headers to allow stacking). I have two GPS questions - 1) Has anyone had luck with an external GPS antenna and how did you build it, and 2) how do you get the Carloop GPS card to work over wires rather than stacked?
After quite a few field tests I've determined my project needs a stronger GPS signal. We're already having trouble getting GPS data in any circumstances other than clear skies and no surrounding obstacles. I would like to test an external antenna as described on the Particle forums, and it seems like using their Asset Tracker is one of the only ways to do that. However, the Electron board is already stacking on top of the Carloop, so it can't stack on top of the asset tracker also. I'd rather not roll around with a breadboard and jumper wires. Is there some common hardware update I can do that I'm missing? Or, is there some other board I could use instead?
I have two Carloop GPS cards now and I've tested that they both work when stacked, using headers. However, they never find GPS data when using a wired connection, and I've tested two different wire connections. What am I missing here?
Thanks in advance!