at the moment I thought raspberry pi The community has done it all. A manufacturer boldly goes where no one has gone before.Today we have an exciting update to share: Maker and developer Saveitforparts is using a homemade Raspberry Pi tricorder Detects Starlink satellites. For those wondering what a Tricorder is, these are handheld gadgets from the Star Trek universe that are used to scan the environment around them.
Saveitforpart does just that with his Tricorder, using various sensors to scan for RF signals, hot bodies, and more.we first reported about it last year, But today I am happy to share the latest update of the project. There is something very pertinent about using a DIY Tricorder to scan low earth orbit satellites. In this case, he’s looking for his Starlink satellite, which is operated by his SpaceX, used to provide internet access, and is expected to reach global support within the next few years.
A new upgrade is possible thanks to the LNB module taken from an old satellite dish. This module can detect his KU band radio beacons emitted by Starlink satellites. The system does not allow Tricorder to connect to the internet, it detects the positions of passing satellites and uses visual indicators of trajectories displayed on Tricorder’s LCD screen.
The hardware is housed inside a waterproof shell. It outputs a visual representation of the data it collects for thermal camera modules, RF scanners, etc. The unit is also fully portable thanks to its battery pack, so you can take it with you on the go and use it remotely. Perfect for missions on location.
A detailed breakdown of the project can be found on the official website. saveitforparts blogA recent update introduces the Starlink detection upgrade. If you want to recreate this Raspberry Pi project, check out the blog post, Youtube to see it in action. Building the project requires quite a bit of hardware, but it’s definitely possible to replicate it at home. So be sure to follow him for additional his Tricorder updates and future projects.