A Space Station tracker in the form of the Space Station #NeoPixels #Particle #Space @Hackaday
Hackaday & Hackaday.io feature user Lance’s project to signal if the International Space Station is overhead.
The International Space Station (ISS) has been up and running since 2000. Since that time, we have always had humans living in space. (Pretty Awesome!)
Making around 15 passes per day, this device combines 3D printing, coding, and soldering to notify you via blinking and IFTTT notification if its arrival.
This project combined a number of different material including 3D printed parts, small circuit boards, solar panels, the Particle IO, a webhook, ISS Open Notify, and IFTTT.
A 3D printed models was modified from one on Thingiverse [ISS Model – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:992074] to fit the small baby solar panels used later along with arms to hold it and a box to hold the electronics.
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