How To Create Your Own Bluetooth GPS Device For Nikon DSLR 0

Hello again TogTech DIYers! Here’s another fun and useful project that you can do this coming weekend: the Bluetooth GPS Unit for your Nikon DSLR camera.

This DIY gear is presented by photographer Ido Nassimi from Israel. Nassimi originally wanted to geotag all the photos taken by his Nikon D90. He had the option of purchasing the Nikon GP-1 GPS receiver, which cost $200. Instead, he opted to use his spare GPS Bluetooth receiver. He did some research and came up with an alternative unit which only cost around $50. Now that’s what you call a great savings.

Before recreating Nassimi’s Bluetooth GPS Unit, make sure to collect all these items:

  • Remote Shutter Release Cord for Nikon MC-DC2
  • Bluetooth Modem / Breakout to UART serial (RX/TX)
  • USB2.0 to RS232 TTL Converter Module PL2303
  • Bluetooth GPS receiver
  • Project box
  • PC with USB port

Aside from those mentioned above, you will also need, of course, a Nikon camera, and some skills in soldering and knowledge in electronics.

If you have everything all set and ready, hit the source link to get started.

[DIY Photography via Petapixel]