Making a 3D model of the Space Station using live ISS telemetry #RaspberryPi #Python #Arduino #Space

The International Space Station (ISS) Mimic project is developing a 3D printed model of the International Space Station that uses the actual ISS live telemetry to mimic the actual positioning of the ISS solar arrays and radiators! The team is also developing tools to visualize all of the ISS public telemetry in informative ways!

The telemetry is awesome in and of itself. But we wanted to do something more with the data, using it to drive software and hardware. Software – running a Raspberry Pi, we want to display all of the telemetry in an interesting and informative manner, enabling visualization of more than just boring numbers.

Hardware – using Arduino related microcontrollers, receiving data from the Raspberry Pi, we want to control a 3D-printed model of the ISS and make it exactly match up with the actual ISS in real time. All of the solar arrays, radiators, and outboard truss will be able to rotate to match the ISS joint angles.

See the video below and more on GitHub (using the MIT Open Source License).


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