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Runway Light Using Flight Mapping Data #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

via Ajaxjones on instructables

This lamp came about from several reasons in that I’m always interested in the planes that fly overhead and during the summer at the weekends there are often some pretty exciting ones flying around. Although you only tend to hear them as they go past. Then the other reason is that it seems the flight path for outbound planes from London City airport will sometimes be overheard and they have some pretty noisy flights going. Being as I dabble in recording some videos for YouTube it is really annoying having to scrap a recording because of a noisy plane. So I wondered if the data that you see on sites like flightradar24 is publicly available, once I discovered something similar was available from opensky network the early warning lamp was born. It didn’t take too long to then come up with the idea of using a replica of a runway light to house the project.

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