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.

11 thoughts on “Weather radar display

  1. 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. 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.

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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

  6. 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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