So.. you all know the ISS-Above devices lights up and makes a general “kerfuffle” when the ISS passes overhead. That’s all very nice of course. But I just realized I want to allow someone who is nearby the device to interact with it in other ways… and to be able to see more information. But… how to do that if the ISS-Above has not got a “regular” display attached?
Simple… I wrote some additional code that implements a WEB SERVER right on the device.
Now.. anyone who is nearby can just tap in a URL that will connect to the device – which will then respond with a web page with lots more information.
e.g. This is what I have currently working on the beta version of the device.
Next passes of the ISS from ISS-Above
|Date||Brightness||Start||Highest point||End||Closest||Pass type|
|Nov 25||—||01:56:30||WNW||02:00:38||7||02:04:46||NNE||1721km||night (shadow)|
|Nov 25||—||03:35:53||NNW||03:38:58||3||03:42:04||NE||2059km||night (shadow)|
|Nov 25||-0.5||05:12:58||NNW||05:17:21||9||05:21:45||ENE||1601km||night visible|
|Nov 25||—||21:53:33||S||21:57:58||10||22:02:23||ENE||1521km||night (shadow)|
|Nov 25||—||23:28:38||SW||23:34:12||62||23:39:46||NE||513km||night (shadow)|
|Nov 26||—||01:06:58||W||01:11:27||10||01:15:57||NNE||1519km||night (shadow)|
|Nov 26||—||02:46:33||NW||02:49:43||3||02:52:53||NNE||2047km||night (shadow)|
|Nov 26||0.7||04:24:08||NNW||04:28:02||6||04:31:56||ENE||1791km||night visible|
How neat is that!
I have MANY more ideas on what I can do with this little web server on the Pi. Wait and see. Let me know what you think in the comments. THANKS!