Weather radar display

weather radar

No, I never wondered what meteorologists did when they were bored. I’m happy to discover that they’re building slick little devices like this. It is a mini-ITX based system that uses StormPredator for the generating the display. Everything is housed inside an old marine weather display. It is a really thorough write up covering the entire build process even covering bugs found along the way.

Comments

  1. strider_mt2k says:

    How cool is that?
    Yes, much too much time on their hands but hey, you can’t argue with the results!
    Great documentation too.

    Look, you’ll need a tiny treadmill if you want to work those bugs out.
    Besides, that isn’t a bug, it’s a feature!
    (Should have paid more for that!)

  2. Sal says:

    I am focusing on the extraction of the LCD from the old laptop. Anyone know what laptops are good for this?

  3. fasteddie says:

    even though i will probably never do this, it is a very interesting hack. never having to flip to the weather channel again and having your own personal weather station would be pretty cool.

  4. dephyler says:

    I imagine that any laptop will do. I just took apart my old toshiba and the lcd was the easiest item to remove.

  5. Gino says:

    this is definitely cool as hell. I’ve been waiting for something to build with a mini-itx motherboard, and this just might be it!

  6. William says:

    wow google lauched some kind of video playback program… http://fusiontech07.blogspot.com/

  7. Sal says:

    Right – but what to drive the LCD? I imagine the card must fit in a new PC somehow.

  8. Well, it looks like slashdot has crushed the site. Here’s coral cache http://www.myradarproject.com.nyud.net:8090/

  9. Gino says:

    yay for us being first!

  10. Cody Brown says:

    The cache link only works for the home page of the project, can you put up a link for the rest of the pages.

    Thanks

  11. EPooch says:

    I think the LCD from the luggable uses a PCI card: “65550 PCI-LCD” Or he had to buy it separately. This isn’t typical on a laptop.

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