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Raspberry Pi roundup: Keys to Pi foundry changing hands; Pi in the ocean, sky

Jon Gold | Aug. 11, 2016
Raspberry Pi Foundation swears Avent will be good for hobbyists

Rather be up in the skies?

Perhaps you’re not an aquatic person at all, and you’d rather keep an eye on the skies. For $115, you can turn a Raspberry Pi into an ADS-B receiver that pushes data to your smartphone about the aircraft in the sky near you.

Network World’s got the story from IDG News Service reporter Magdalena Petrova, who built the receiver from plans provided by Gediminas Ramanauskas, a pilot and engineer who participated in the latest Maker Faire Bay Area. It’s really pretty simple – the ad hoc ADS-B receiver takes in signals from nearby aircraft and sends them via Wi-Fi to any one of several apps on your phone or tablet that can interpret the information and plot it onto a map.


Personally, I’d like a version of this that can map aircraft onto your phone’s camera, like Pokemon Go for planes.


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