I was just browsing through the Garmin Website, and I just noticed a link that I had never seen before
Device Interface SDK
For advanced users desiring to develop their own custom software applications for communicating with Garmin® GPS products, this document describes the communication protocols required for transferring data including waypoints, routes, and track logs to and from Garmin GPS products via RS-232 or USB.
Anyone checked this out yet?
This looks cool. I wish it was for VB instead of C++, I have not used C++ since I took a couple of classes a few years ago.
I haven't done any programming since the old DOS-based BASIC days. I haven't been able to keep up with "Visual" anything.
I'm too old for this programming sh**.
Feel free to use the following little basic GPS ap:
20 Goto 10
I miss it...
I was the MAN way back then!
I was the MAN way back then!
Hilarious.. I still have my Commodore 64 AND Vic 20
I can still remember writing my first program on my commodore 64. I used it to track my valuable household belongings. Now I can't understand any of this modern "computer talk". Time has gone by!!
Speaking of the old Commodore 64, ... you may be interested in my CARPILOT '1983 Pre-GPS navigation system' (Assembly language and basic programming).
Computerized Automotive Relative Performance Indicator and Location Of Transit
YIKES.. Did it come in a 19" model too..??
I wrote my first program on a Radio Shack TRS80 Model II my math teacher bought when they first came out in 1977. Wow. Had a Vic 20 with a 16k memory cartridge and thought I was king of the world. Thanks for the stroll down memory lane folks!
Hi Retiredtechnican, I read your article about the pre-gps system using a Commodore 64. I hope you don't mind me contacting you this way, I have been searching all over the net to track down Brian in the article . I have a youtube channel about Commodore Computers and I am making a documentary about Commodore Computers and would like toask a few questions about your Carpilot with a Commodore 64. Could you please touch base with me at firstname.lastname@example.org it would be appreciated. My name is Justin.
Yes I too still remember " Basic" programming!
My first computer??? was a "Sinclair" about 4"x5" with a membrane keypad, 1kb memory. Connect to B/W TV and used a cassette player to read programs. You could buy an extra 4kb memory.
I still remember buying a spreadsheet type program, watch the B/W TV screen with a wiggly pattern and 15-20 minutes later telling me the program did not load.
Next I bought an Atari 128, twice the Commodore 64 memory and half the price.
My very first real computer was an IBM Windows 3.1 with 4 Mb memory and a HUGE 270 MB hard drive and a single speed CD.
Ah yes, the good old days.
This looks very interesting
I can remember in the late '80s my company first offered a 401k program. I also remember using Basic on my IBM pc to write a program that showed that if I participated in my companany's 401K program that by the time I retired I have over a million dollars saved. (Sigh!) it didn't work out that way.
I also remember using Basic on my IBM pc to write a program that showed that if I participated in my companany's 401K program that by the time I retired I have over a million dollars saved. (Sigh!) it didn't work out that way.
It's the programs fault !!!!!
Hi there Brian, would you have any photos (or better quality ones from the article)of the Commodore 64 being used for this invention. I have a YT channel about Commodore Computers and want to show case Commodore 64 computers being used for awesome and in this case groundbreaking uses. If you could please email the photos or even more amazing would be any video of the carpilot and C64 in use together. email@example.com Thank you, Justin Mitchell
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