Adafruit Ultimate GPS Logger Shield



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SKU: ADA-011 Manufacturer: Adafruit Industries Mfg Part Number: 1272 Categories: , , Tags: , , , ,


GPS sensors are designed to provide precision location and time data but don’t function very well on their own – they need something that can collect and do something with the data! This GPS shield for Arduino is designed to connect a high quality GPS sensor to your Arduino Uno, Leonardo, Adafruit Metro, or SparkFun Redboard. Together the GPS and your programmed Arduino can be used to make things like a GPS compass, a super-accurate clock, or positioning device.

The shield has the GPS sensor, an onboard microSD card slot (for data logging / other general use), and a coin cell battery for up to 7 years backup. The onboard u.FL connector allows an external active antenna to be used in place of the internal patch antenna.

GPS can be a little overwhelming for beginners, but like most Adafruit products, there is an excellent tutorial going through the basics linked below.

Please Note: Minor soldering is required to attach the included breakaway headers.



  • Dimensions: 69 x 53 x 6.7mm (2.7 x 2.1 x 0.26in)
  • Low power module – only 20mA current draw, half of most GPS’s
  • MicroSD card slot for datalogging onto a removable card
  • Built-in datalogging to flash
  • Internal patch antenna + u.FL connector for external active antenna
  • Assembled & tested shield for Arduino Uno, Leonardo, Adafruit Metro, SparkFun Redboard
  • -165 dBm sensitivity, 10 Hz updates, 66 channels
  • RTC battery included, for up to 7 years backup
  • PPS output on fix
  • Power, Pin #13 and Fix status LED
  • Big prototyping area




  Difficulty Level

Soldering Skill: Beginner
Prototyping Skill: Beginner
Programming Skill: Beginner

  Product Certifications

  Product Attributes

Weight: 23 g

  Warranty Policy

This product has a 30 Day Warranty from the date of delivery. The item must not be modified, abused, incorrectly hooked up, or used for purposes outside the original scope of design.

  Return Policy

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