Updates to my ISS tracker.

A project log for Pyportal ISS Display

A pyportal based ISS display project

colonwqcolonwq 11/11/2019 at 00:321 Comment

I updated the github code to do the following:

  1. Display a 32x32 bitmap of the ISS at the current calculated location
  2. Display a trail of dots for the previous ISS locations. 


The displayio.Group() structure can work like a stack. The history stack has a depth of 30. I pop off the first element when the length is 30 and then add a new one. 

The ISS bitmap is offset 16x16 so the image is centered on the calculated X-Y instead of the top left corner. 

My math seems to be a bit off with respect to the calculated X-Y. The history tail and the orbit from do not align. I have included a screen shot of each. I may increase the history to 90 so that a complete orbit can be visualized. Maybe the X-Y can be fudged.... or the path is wrong. 



colonwq wrote 11/11/2019 at 00:35 point

Oh yeah. The ISS bitmap is not transparent. Maybe I can make a custom bitmap with missing data.

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