Calling All Philadelphia-Area Makers!

Logo of the GPSD Project

Eric S. Raymond, hacker icon, open source scholar, and lead developer of GPSD (an open source program used to communicate with GPS devices) is in need of a weatherproof enclosure capable of holding at least eight GPSs at a time, such that they can be readily used for software testing. He’s made a blog post asking for help from any Philadelphia-area makers who might be interested in helping out.

If you’ve got a spiffy new 3D printer, this might be a good use for it. If you’re interested, leave a comment on his blog.

4 thoughts on “Calling All Philadelphia-Area Makers!

  1. Eric S. Raymond (@esrtweet) says:

    An alternative under consideration is a homebrew active GPS repeater, so the only part that has to go outside would be the head-end GPS antenna.

    Either path requires more hardware skills than I have, which is why I’m asking for help.

  2. Steve says:

    i have a vacuum former & tons of ABS….im sure we could mold some waterproof containers with it.

    I live right up in Bucks county (right outside of philly)

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