Skip to content

Alexa Skill and Services for the "What Plane Is That?" Skill

Notifications You must be signed in to change notification settings

Syps/alexa-airplane-spotter

Repository files navigation

Alexa Airplane Spotter ✈️

Check out the blog post here: https://www.nicksypteras.com/projects/teaching-alexa-to-spot-airplanes

Requirements

  • RTL-SDR Dongle and Dump1090
  • MongoDB
  • Node.js

Set Up For Local Use

  1. Run Dump1090

    path/to/dump1090 --interactive --net

  2. Start MongoDB

    mongod

  3. Load the data into MongoDB

    python load_db.py

  4. Add your coordinates to the settings.py file

  5. Start the local server

    node server.js

  6. Test it out! curl http://localhost:3000 to see the description of nearby airplane activity

Notes

When building the Alexa skill, you will need to upload the requests module to AWS Lambda along with lambda/lambda_helper.py. You can do this by installing requests into the lambda/ directory via pip install requests -t ./lambda, and then uploading the zipped directory.

About

Alexa Skill and Services for the "What Plane Is That?" Skill

Resources

Stars

Watchers

Forks

Releases

No releases published

Packages