Find the current location of the International Space Station and display it on an e-ink display with a Raspberry Pi

Graeme over at Raspberry Connect has created this nifty little project using a Raspberry Pi Zero W and a small e-ink display from SeeedStudio.

Using an open API, he grabs the position of the ISS and then plots it as a red dot on a world map (with a red trail to show its path). He also works out which geographical location the ISS is currently over and displays that as well, along with how far away that is from his current UK-based location.

It’s a great project, especially for kids learning where places are on the Earth and who have an appreciation of Space-type… things.

Graeme has documented the entire project over on his blog and it is well worth a look.

 

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