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vandortmond
Pulcino

Netherlands
31 Posts

Posted - 12/11/2018 :  14:52:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
LK8000 is running perfectly on the large screen Kobo Aura One

Robert van Dortmond
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vandortmond
Pulcino

Netherlands
31 Posts

Posted - 01/04/2019 :  18:06:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have LK8000 7.0 installed on my KOBO Aura One and I am trying to use GPS data from a phone with Android 7.0

Wifi hotspot on android phone is on, and is "seen" by KOBO
KOBO Aura is connected to the phone's wifi hotspot

Gps2net is installed, shows 6000

LK8000 on KOBO started in FLY mode
Device A; IP:192.168.43.1 ; Port 6000

On the LK8000 I get GPS: No ComPort
Then, Gps2net: START

On LK8000 I get: GPS No Data Rx

Does somebody has any idea what is wrong?

Thanks!

Robert

Robert van Dortmond
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AlphaLima
Moderator

Germany
1929 Posts

Posted - 01/04/2019 :  22:44:16  Show Profile  Visit AlphaLima's Homepage  Reply with Quote
-How do you determine the smartphones IP Address?
-For Wifi Connection make sure, the smartphone has an internet connection. (otherwise the Kobo will not recognize the connection)
-Turn WiFi on in LK8000. (Config->WiFi)

However we have a dedicated app for it, making live easier (you don't need the smartphones IP-Address) and giving the Kobo sound as well:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.LK8000.lknet


Edited by - AlphaLima on 02/04/2019 07:57:20
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vandortmond
Pulcino

Netherlands
31 Posts

Posted - 03/04/2019 :  15:56:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This works fine! thanks Alpha Lima
This weekend I will try the bridge box for FLARM data to Kobo that I built based on your drawings and help....

Robert van Dortmond
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falchettogiallo
Pulcino

Italy
34 Posts

Posted - 03/03/2020 :  08:57:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I used to fly with KOBO in Wifi mode since 4 years ago.
But I always dreamed a simpler link to my variometer and also to provide power to the Kobo.
I tried several times with OTG, cables, adapters, converters...
Finally, my ideal solution: Direct link to the serial UART pins on the Kobo's mother board... (Kobo GLO HD)

Works like a charm!






Edited by - falchettogiallo on 08/01/2021 23:35:32
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vandortmond
Pulcino

Netherlands
31 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2020 :  18:09:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Installing LK8000 on a new Kobo, using MAC. Followed the manual instructions (maybe did something wrong with the .kobo file?). Get
"LANGUAGE DIRECTION CHECK FAIL Check Language Install"
Anybody knows what is wrong??

Robert van Dortmond
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bambuko
Aquilotto

United Kingdom
201 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2020 :  19:17:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by falchettogiallo

...Finally, my ideal solution: Direct link to the serial UART pins on the Kobo's mother board... (Kobo GLO HD)
Works like a charm!



What is the white cable?

Chris



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falchettogiallo
Pulcino

Italy
34 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2020 :  12:17:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bambuko

quote:
Originally posted by falchettogiallo

...Finally, my ideal solution: Direct link to the serial UART pins on the Kobo's mother board... (Kobo GLO HD)
Works like a charm!



What is the white cable?

Chris







+5V to supply power to the Kobo
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witorwitor
Pulcino

36 Posts

Posted - 12/05/2020 :  22:05:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Which GPS module is recommended for KOBO?

I am talking about modules that can be connected to KOBO mainboard. I am thinking about L86 L86-M33 GPS, would that do?

Has anyone tried it?
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hpronto
Pulcino

Portugal
40 Posts

Posted - 13/05/2020 :  11:18:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The modules from these guys are pretty good:

https://store-drotek.com/840-DP0401.html
https://drotek.gitbook.io/gnss/sam-m8q/dp0401/hardware
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DalenVigil
New Entry

USA
3 Posts

Posted - 19/06/2020 :  03:35:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Found this "GlobalSat ND-105C Micro USB GPS Receiver" dongle on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Globalsat-Micro-USB-GPS-Receiver/dp/B00N32HKIW/

Since my intention is only to use it as a moving map on a kneeboard as opposed to some of the more advanced features like radio and vario integration, I figured I'd try this route so I could do all my planning stuff on it prior, and simply plug in the USB dongle when I'm getting ready to fly. It would save battery life since it wouldn't require power for the GPS until I'm ready to use it, and also wouldn't require me popping the case and soldering in a dedicated GPS module. It also saves needing y-adapters, external power supplies, etc.

Problem is I don't know if it would work. It says it's a standard NMEA receiver, and even though it's only $32, I don't want to waste my time and money on the "easy plug-and-play solution" if it's not actually a solution and I'm going to have to crack the Kobo case in the end. Any thoughts? You guys know this way better than I do.
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brunotl
Pterodattilo

France
786 Posts

Posted - 19/06/2020 :  12:00:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Could work only with kobo supporting USB OTG AND with "Y" cable to provide external power.

i don't know your dongle, but "vk-172 ublox7" is known to work.

list of kobo supporting OTG :
- kobo Mini
- kobo Glo
- kobo GloHD
- kobo Touch 2.0
- kobo Aura 2 edition
- kobo Touch (N905C)

Edited by - brunotl on 19/06/2020 12:05:19
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DalenVigil
New Entry

USA
3 Posts

Posted - 19/06/2020 :  18:15:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by brunotl

Could work only with kobo supporting USB OTG AND with "Y" cable to provide external power.

i don't know your dongle, but "vk-172 ublox7" is known to work.

list of kobo supporting OTG :
- kobo Mini
- kobo Glo
- kobo GloHD
- kobo Touch 2.0
- kobo Aura 2 edition
- kobo Touch (N905C)



I guess I'll pick it up the GlobalSAT one and try first. The idea is that because it is USB micro, it can connect directly to the Kobo, no y-adapter or external power adapter required.

The goal is to replace a sectional on a kneeboard with a moving map display. I'm trying to avoid going with an entire flight deck.
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brunotl
Pterodattilo

France
786 Posts

Posted - 22/06/2020 :  09:43:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
won't work without "Y" cable and external power ...

Edited by - brunotl on 22/06/2020 09:45:11
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DalenVigil
New Entry

USA
3 Posts

Posted - 25/06/2020 :  02:52:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can you explain why? I'm new to all this so I'm trying to understand. Do the Kobo's not provide power (or enough, spec sheet says 4.5-5.5v 35mA) through their mini-USB ports?
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