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Complete Beginner with a few questions

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:28 pm
by Lensmeister
Hi all,

Been lurking a while and finally hope to make a leap to a RBP sometime this year if what I want to do is possible.

As a bit of an radar/enthusiast I want to monitor planes using ADS-B. Currently use a DVT-T UBS dongle on my laptop with RTL1090 and either Basestation (very fiddly to set up and use) or adsbScope.

I am not the best at electronics, wiring etc.

So now the questions:
  • How easy would it be to connect a 7 inch Car reversing monitor to view the RBP?
  • How can I power said monitor as it is portable and I will not be near a power source?
  • I want to use it with the dongle and possibly a wireless mouse and keyboard. What sort of USB hub would be best?
  • What wold be the best way to power the RBP, the Monitor for about 6 - 8 hours at a time?
  • I understand I will need to download Dump1090. Is this a file or just code? (https://github.com/antirez/dump1090)
  • To view the actual planes graphically I use adsbScope which is a windows program, could this be run on a RBP ?
  • If not can anyone suggest how to graphically view and log planes picked up by the Dongle?
Thanks for any help and advice you can give me.

Re: Complete Beginner with a few questions

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:03 pm
by lazarus78
There are wireless mouse/keyboard combos for cheap, and only need 1 USB port. A WiFi dongle also uses only 1 port. Assuming you have a Mobel B, you would be just fine there, assuming your power supply can provide enough to run them. A 5V 1A power source is usually enough.

Re: Complete Beginner with a few questions

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:18 pm
by AndyD
Lensmeister wrote:
  • How easy would it be to connect a 7 inch Car reversing monitor to view the RBP?
  • How can I power said monitor as it is portable and I will not be near a power source?
  • I want to use it with the dongle and possibly a wireless mouse and keyboard. What sort of USB hub would be best?
  • What wold be the best way to power the RBP, the Monitor for about 6 - 8 hours at a time?
  • I understand I will need to download Dump1090. Is this a file or just code? (https://github.com/antirez/dump1090)
  • To view the actual planes graphically I use adsbScope which is a windows program, could this be run on a RBP ?
  • If not can anyone suggest how to graphically view and log planes picked up by the Dongle?
  • It is very easy to connect a car reversing monitor to view the Raspberry Pi display. Yellow lead from the monitor plugs into the RCA jack on the Raspberry Pi.
  • You will need either a 12V battery or convert the voltage of your battery to 12V. There is a post (you will need to search) about someone opening up there reversing monitor and powering it with 5V. One solution is to use a 12V power supply/battery and use the circuit from a car usb charger to power the Raspberry Pi.
  • I suspect you will need a powered hub.
  • Don't know what would be best. Probably need a reasonable amount of power. If you are going 12V, you will loose a little. I am guessing 8 AH would work. Hopefully, someone with more experience there will help you.
  • You need to compile Dump1090. Here (http://www.satsignal.eu/raspberry-pi/dump1090.html) is a blog about getting it working. Very detailed.
  • Don't know but the blog I mentioned above should be a good starting point.
  • Same as above.

Re: Complete Beginner with a few questions

Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:55 am
by RaspberryPiBoy
I purchased a logitech keyboard with built in touchpad and works great :-)