ISS tracker with a Raspberry Pi and Unicorn HAT

Carl Monk’s really done a great job on this.

Here’s an ISS tracker using a Raspberry Pi and the 8×8 Neopixel matrix of a Unicorn HAT. The Pi reads in the current co-ordinates and then plots the position on the Unicorn which has a paper overlay of a map of the Earth. It uses a different colour when it’s on the ‘non-visible’ side of the Earth. Carl has open-sourced all the code and the paper overlay and has posted it to his blog with an explanation of the project. Read about it here. You can see a short video of it working below:

1 comment for “ISS tracker with a Raspberry Pi and Unicorn HAT

  1. 15 March 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Very cool 🙂

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