AboveTustin is an ADS-B Twitter Bot running on a Raspberry Pi 2. It tracks airplanes and then tweets whenever an airplane flies overhead.
- Uses dump1090-mutability for ADSB message decoding, airplane tracking, and webserving.
- It tweets an image of a map with the airplane's track.
- It displays the flight name if available, or the reported icao code.
- It displays altitude, ground speed and heading information of the airplane at it's closest point to the bot.
- Gives different hashtags depending on altitude, speed and time of day.
- $35 RaspberryPi 2 over a year old
- $15 RTL-SDR dongle (NooElec)
- $6 Coax adapter
- Coax cable found in my closet
- Home made cantenna (instructions here)
- Hopefully very soon it will be included in jprochazka's wonderful adsb-receiver project, which will simplify the instalation process for those who would like to create their own twitter bots.
- Add a calibrated sound meter to catch noise ordinance rule breakers.
- Add PTZ IP camera to capture video of the airplanes and auto-upload to YouTube
- Some even more future day use OpenCV to video detect and track airplanes.