* Award Winning GPS video injector Project *

Several weeks ago I entered a contest with this project. Today I got this in the email.

Hi John,

Thank you for participating in the Summer Fun with Arduino Challenge, and congrats on winning the CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Starter Kit! I'm sure you're going to have lots of fun using it.

What can I say? I certainly will!

The purpose of this project was to make a DIY cheap Video Time inserter using an arduino uno. The idea and basic circuitry came from Piotr Smolarz.

I originally followed his instructions and got a working video inserter, but the antenna turned out to be too weak to find satellites. At that point, I simplified

the circuit by removing the transistor/led loop and removed all the switches except for the reset switch. Once I put an external antenna on it, it was able to find

11 satellites from my dining room and 4-6 satellites from my basement. I printed a 3D box and mounted it inside. Pictures can be downloaded below. The stl to print

the 3D box was located by Gregg Ruppel. It is a adjustable SCAD file and can be simply made to any set of dimensions. More information can be obtained by emailing me.

Parts List:

Arduino Uno R3 board

NEO-7M GPS Satellite Positioning Module for Arduino STM32 C51. Note setup for external antenna of the type below. Be certain you get the 5 pin version, not the 4 pin version, The 5th pin (pps) is needed for accurate timing. On ebay

Video OSD Shield, extension of the Arduino UNO board. On ebay.

Momentary connect switch for reset.

External Antenna: US Enhanced 3M GPS antenna navigation positioning aerial Male RP-SMA, on ebay

A box to mount it in. I will email you the stl for the one above if you have a 3D printer.

Front panel connections: Upper left: reset button, upper middle video input from camera, upper right video output to display or computer recording.

Lower left, connection for external antenna, Bottom middle usb connection to arduino, lower right power connection to arduino.