The RaspberryPI-rate space explorer was inspired by the capabilities of of live data location tracking. I had many ideas regarding the capabilities of location tracking for subjects such as location marketing and security. For marketing stores could track the location of trollies in isles to guess what type of products are in high demand which can be used by manufactures. Mining companies to track the location of equipment and create geo fences and tags to ensure their protection of millions of dollars worth of equipment.
What it does
The raspberryPI-rate space explorer is able to utilise live raw data regarding the location of the ISS and track its longitude and latitude. By being able to do this the program takes the data and utilises the turtle library to display its location regarding its orbit around earth. It is able to track who is in space and how many people there are. As listed in the previous description the program has many capabilities but the current data is able to do the above tasks. It is run on my raspberry pi but can be run on any python compiler that is able to support the libraries the code uses.
How we built it
The raw data regarding the ISS acts as the input data. This input data is run through the program and the location of the ISS is identified. The code uses libraries such as JSON, TKinter, turtle and more. These libraries allow for the application to be more user friendly.
Challenges we ran into
Utilising raw live data was slightly challenging to format however the challenge which tested my skills was being able to new libraries in python that i was unfamiliar with. This meant that i would need to be able to learn the capabilities of these libraries in order to utilise them in the code. This challenge allowed me come out of my comfort zone and create something quite nice.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Being able to learn how to use libraries such as JSON quickly was something i was proud of. I would generally stick to what i know and am comfortable with however I used different libraries and directories to program this. I was able to learn and create something cool in really little time without error and that for me , is an accomplishment.
What we learned
I learned a lot about different libraries. Learning how to track live data was and format it was something new and exciting.
What's next for RaspberryPI-rate space explorer
RaspberryPI-rate space explorer has many capabilities as listed in the above description. I plan to test out how geo tags and get fences would work on different items. I plan to use different raspberry pi components such as motion and distance sensors to test the security capabilities