An automated weather satellite ground station #RaspberryPi #amazonaws #SDR @hacksterio @nootropicdesign
nootropic design publishes on Hackster.io a fully automated ground station that will receive/decode NOAA weather satellite images and upload them to an AWS S3 website.
This project will show you how to create a fully automated ground station that will receive and decode NOAA weather satellite images and upload them to your own website served from an Amazon AWS S3 bucket. With this project you don’t need your own server or have to run your own website infrastructure. Have a look at a AWS site that is updated automatically all day long.
Here’s what you’ll need:
a modern Raspberry Pi (version 3 or 4), probably with Wi-Fi since it may be deployed outdoors. I used a RPi 3 model B. I have heard that a RPi Zero may not be powerful enough.
an RTL-SDR dongle. I recommend the RTL-SDR V3 dongle from the excellent RTL-SDR.COM blog.
an AWS account for hosting images and web content in an Amazon S3 bucket. You can sign up for the free tier for a year, and it’s still cheap after that.
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