ISS-Above – for Pi Model 3+ / 3 A+/ 3 / 2 / B+ / B* / A+ / Zero +W

ISS-Above-Logo-HD-smThis is the download page for the very latest SD card image for ISS-Above HD. Image works with Pi Model3+ / 3 A+/ 3 / 2 / B+ / B* / A+ / Zero +W and now also automatically detects if the official Raspberry Pi 7″ Touchscreen is connected and it will adjust display output accordingly.

Detailed installation and setup information will be provided after you have completed the “purchase” on how to complete the setup process.  You’ll be up and running in minutes after downloading the image and writing it to your own 8GB microSD card.  

Setup of the ISS-Above is handled via a very simple web browser admin process. No need to connect with the Pi using SSH or do ANY coding as everything can be handled from a browser.  SSH / console access to the image is unavailable (to minimize the hacking risk).

See this Quick Setup video on how the configuration process works once you have written the image to your MicroSD card and started up your Pi.

The base O/S image used for this download is from the Stretch Lite download provided by the Raspberry Pi Foundation dated Sun Nov 4, 2018.  This version is backward compatible with all prior models of the Raspberry Pi (from the Pi Model 3B+ and earlier). ALTHOUGH: See the note below on compatibility issues with the original B Rev 1 (256MB RAM).

Setting up WiFi on the Pi Zero W or when you cannot use a Wired Ethernet port.

Wifi Setup is now improved as per this page

If you cannot do the initial ISS-Above setup using a wired ethernet connection (or you are using a Pi Zero W or A+ without a wired port) you will need to use the following method to pre-configure the wifi settings on the microSD card BEFORE placing it in your Pi.

If a wpa_supplicant.conf file is placed into the /boot/ directory, this will be moved to the /etc/wpa_supplicant/ directory the next time the system is booted, overwriting the network settings; this allows a Wifi configuration to be preloaded onto a card from a Windows or other machine that can only see the boot partition.

*note: The core code works on all models of Pi’s mentioned at the top of this page  – however there are some issues with the  B REV 1 (the very first version of the Raspberry Pi Model B that had limited production quantities).  I do not have that version of Pi in my stock – so I am unable to test and diagnose issues with that version.  The only issue I have heard of so far is that my code will not support the PiGlow in THAT verison of the Pi.  There may be other issues too.  So – if PiGlow support is needed – please use a new version of the Pi .

I no longer recommend the use of a Raspberry Pi Model B for ISS-Above.  Although the core code works just fine (all the information screens) the live video feed does not work reliably.  You will often see the video stream pause or quit.  It may be possible to improve this by overclocking – however on balance – please use a newer model of the Pi.  

Note:  If you have received a discount code you will enter that code on the “Checkout” page.
Note 2: You will see three download links. Choose the download link that is “closest” to your physical location (USA / Europe / Asia).  This merely makes the download speed more optimized (the download image files themselves are identical)

Version: 2.268 Dec 14,2021 (Base O/S Stretch – Light Sun Nov 4 17:50:20 GMT 2018 Kernel version 4.14.79)

15 minutes after you boot up your Pi with this image the device will download and install the latest version of the code (2.276 or later).

FILE SIZE: The file size is over 1GB and the SHA256 checksum is : 59D913C0E6232C6C663D862609CB0464CA2FEE4EEA8BA8B29DEE093162838646