To pair the GPS Pro/Pro+/GNSS Surveyor with your Mac device please follow the instructions below. This process will only have to be done once on your Mac device and does not need to be repeated in the future.
- Open System Preferences by navigating to the taskbar and clicking the icon for it or press Command+Space bar, or press the Spotlight key (if available) in the row of function keys on the keyboard.
- In System Preferences click on the Bluetooth menu
- With the Bad Elf device on you should find it as a part of the Devices list, click on the button to Connect
- Within 3-5 seconds a pop-up menu will ask you to verify the pairing pin, press accept on the Bad Elf by pressing the bottom button.
- Your Bad Elf is now paired and will show your Bluetooth device status as: Connected
A simple test of streaming NMEA can be achieved by opening terminal finding your Bad Elf device and allowing its information to stream by entering the following command: screen /dev/cu<device name> 9600
- Open Terminal by navigating to the taskbar and pressing the icon for it or pressing Search (s) and typing "terminal"
- In Terminal, the first step is to find the full name of your Bluetooth-connected Bad Elf GPS receiver. Type: ls /dev/cu.*
- A list of all Bluetooth-connected devices will appear your device will contain: "BadElfGPS" followed by a series of numbers, this entire entry is your full device name and this will be used for the main command
- Now in Terminal type the following to steam your NMEA data, type: screen /dev/<device name> then press enter your NMEA data will stream a new window.
Warning: Do not close the window until you no longer need the data. To stop the data steam type the following commands: control+A then press K then Y to confirm.