Instructions and Dockerfiles for tracking flights with your Raspberry Pi and a USB TV stick.
Inspired by Alex Ellis' blog post: Get eyes in the sky with your Raspberry Pi
This repo contains the following:
- dump1090 - A docker container for MalcolmRobb/dump1090 that is a simple Mode S decoder for RTLSDR devices.
- flightaware - A docker container for FlightAware.com's PiAware feeder app.
- docker-compose.yml - A docker compose file where all configuration is made.
Make sure Docker is installed on your raspberry pi:
$ curl -sSL https://get.docker.com | sh
Clone the repo on your raspberry pi:
$ git clone https://github.com/LoungeFlyZ/eyes-in-the-sky
$ sudo apt-get -y install python-setuptools && sudo easy_install pip && sudo pip install docker-compose
$ nano docker-compose.yml
Replace the following environment configuration with your own settings:
DUMP_LAT- Your latitude
DUMP_LON- Your longitude
PIAWARE_USER- Your FlightAware.com username
PIAWARE_PASSWORD- Your FlightAware.com password
PIAWARE_FEEDER_ID(Optional) - Your feeder id from FlightAware if you already have one
$ docker-compose -f docker-compose.yml up -d
browse to your raspberry pi's ip address on port 8080
http://192.168.1.200:8080 (replace with your ip)
You should now see dump1090's web interface.
Setting your feeder id -- FlightAware.com
Log into your FlightAware account and find your new feeder on the "My ADS-B" page. Every time a new feeder is detected FlightAware assigns a unique identifier (guid) to it. To ensure your piaware container is not seen as a new feeder each time it is restarted you need to get the "unique identifier" from your My ADS-B stats page and set it in the docker-compose.yml file.
``` - PIAWARE_FEEDER_ID=532e29ff-ed56-4b7b-72b6-12b56313b49a ```
This will ensure that when your piaware container is restarted that it is seen as the same feeder in flightaware.
Setting your feeder key -- FlightRadar24.com (optional)
Before you can feed FlightRadar24.com you need to create an account on their website. Then you need to run the flightaware container with a signup command to register and generate your key.
If you dont want to feed FlightRadar24.com comment out the flightradar service in the docker-compose.yml
``` $ docker run -it loungefly/raspbian-flightradar24 /usr/bin/fr24feed --signup ```
Step 1.1 Enter your accounts email address Step 1.2 Leave blank Step 1.3 yes Step 3.A Enter your latitude Step 3.B Enter your longitude Step 3.C Enter your altitude in feet Enter 'yes' to confirm
You should be given a key that you can copy and enter into the docker-compose.yml file in the FR24_KEY environment variable.
Check the logs for the piaware container
$ docker logs piaware
Check the logs for the dump1090 container
$ docker logs dump1090