July 29, 2011 AT 12:19 pm

“Analog” GPS from 1950

Pt 101372

Needs a little record player to tell you the directions :)


“D is for Diode” – Circuit Playground Episode 4 is out now! CLICK HERE TO WATCH!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground”Adafruit’s Apps!



3 Comments

  1. “Needs a little record player to tell you directions :)” – @adafruit, That was funny!

    So… people have been putting extra lights that plug to cigarette lighters in their cars for 60 years now? Wow.

  2. Back in those days the passenger had the job of vocalizing the directions!

    As far as using the cigarette lighter socket for 12V accessories, it is my hope that some standards body would come up with a connector (or connectors) that was more appropriate for the devices that we use currently. The existing connectors are HUGE and we have so many things to plug in.

  3. This gives me a great idea for a steampunkish project.
    I’m think a gps module, 2 servos for x an y and crosshair overlaying
    A roadmap. What do you think, perfect digital to analog gps retro style

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.