Let's play with technology

Note: There’s a newer version of this entry – updated with latest tests, much easier to install:

Last time I’ve shared with you the Raspberry Pi “computer for a buck”. Unless you’re are learning Python or playing Minecraft – or better – you’re already bored – I have a new thing fro you. It’s a very nice idea that you can use as your graduation or school project – and it’s all about tracking airplanes high in the sky. From hardware point – you will need a DVB-T/DAB USB dongle – quite easy to obtain and also – quite cheap. We will be aiming to build a very cheap platform to send data back to Flight Radar 24 (and for us too), which gives us premium access and increases coverage of this particular service. So what’s it all about ?

There’s no doubt that non-profit organization behind, the $25 computer (well let’s just say $35 + some xtras) had a huge success and is the next big thing for every computer enthusiast. Raspberry Pi is a full blown computer based on the ARM architecture that allows to run different sorts of operating systems.

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