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ISS Above Pumpkin

ISS-Above Pumpkin – Raspberry Pi based system that flashes when the International Space Station is nearby

I created this special version of the ISS-Above – Pumpkin edition. Kids who come by our house this Halloween will get a different kind of a treat – with live views of the earth from the International Space Station with light displays from an LED strip with 144 RGB LED’s – all controlled via Bluetooth LE.

Here is a little edited video of what the display looks like during an active pass of the ISS

More detailed photos of the pumpkin here->

note: Kids visiting on Halloween will also get the usual candy treats too :-)

Featuring the PiGlow Ledborg BlinkStick and Adafruit LCD

ISS-Above: video showing different display devices

This video shows how the ISS-Above lights up when the International Space Station is nearby using a variety of different attached display modules .

The video features the following display products

Ledborg from Pi_Borg

The PiGlow

The Blinkstick

ADAfruit’s LCD display

Also a custom (one of a kind) modified ISS-Light

The video also features 3D animation of the ISS created using Solar Walk – an iPad app from Vito Technologies (if you have an iPad/iPhone… you MUST get this).