Gps on/off buttom

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Gps on/off buttom

Postby rob6115 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:46 pm

Is it achievable to add a on/off buttom in the menu for the gps? I managed to place a gps chip in my battery grip but now I can't turn the gps off without unplugging the cable.

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(I have a D3100)
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Re: Gps on/off buttom

Postby Simeon » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:49 pm

Just letting to know I understand the question you asked, but I have deleted one of the three posts for this request, as it belongs in this part of the forum, not on a patch announcement.

I assume the the same GPS timeout setting you should have for the normal unit should still work when it's housed elsewhere... is that not the case?
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Re: Gps on/off buttom

Postby Vicne » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:49 pm

rob6115 wrote:Is it achievable to add a on/off buttom in the menu for the gps? I managed to place a gps chip in my battery grip but now I can't turn the gps off without unplugging the cable.

Silly question: can you achieve a good gps fix with your Gps underneah the body ? I also thought it was a convenient place for a gps, but abandoned the idea thinking it would never get a fix... Do you have a blog or pictures of your modified grip?
As for turning the gps off, if it's powered by the camera, it should only be powered when the camera is... Otherwise, i guess you could just add an on/off switch on the grip ...
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Re: Gps on/off buttom

Postby Vicne » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:53 pm

Simeon wrote:Just letting to know I understand the question you asked, but I have deleted one of the three posts for this request, as it belongs in this part of the forum, not on a patch announcement.

i also deleted the same post in the lengthy 'feature list' topic. It's condidereed bad practice to post the same topic multiple times.
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Re: Gps on/off buttom

Postby rob6115 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:23 am

I am sorry I posted my question multiple times.

Yes i can get a good GPS fix. I placed the gps chip in my battery grip because it uses the same port as the second shutter buttom. I wanted to use both at the same time.
I didnt make a switch so when I turn the camera on the gps is automatic on, and it consumes a lot of battery power. Because of this I was wondering if a gps on/off option could be made in the menu.

I added some pics of the modded grip.


I used the:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BG-2F-Vertical- ... 4ac04dd871
http://www.ebay.com/itm/GPS-Receiver-as ... 19d27065df

Greatings,

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Re: Gps on/off buttom

Postby max » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:52 am

rob6115 wrote:Yes i can get a good GPS fix. I placed the gps chip in my battery grip because it uses the same port as the second shutter buttom. I wanted to use both at the same time.


:clap: That's an awesome hack. One of those, "Why didn't it come from the factory like that???" questions.

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Re: Gps on/off buttom

Postby rob6115 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:37 am

:text-thankyoublue:

Glad you like it :D

I was wondering the same.
But I want to make 1 more mod on the grip, I want to add a IR sensor. The new generation battery grips for the d3100 have that already.
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