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Track the International Space Station with a home-made lamp

Track the International Space Station with a home-made lamp

After often wondering where the International Space Station was located relative to the Earth, Antoince Seveau decided to take action and made his own device which uses LEDs and a laser to show where the ISS is at the current time. 

The system parses data from an online ISS position locater system, then uses that to position a laser pointer inside an Earth lamp using a servo and stepper motor. 


Truly ingenious, and you can see the results demonstrated below:


Quite frankly, this is an awesome project that would be great for at home, school or just an interactive work of art. Click here to visit the project's Instructable page.

And if you're interested in making your own version, PMD Way can help you with the parts, such as:

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