Home grown radar

This just in from slashdot (actually, it was a couple of days ago but I didn’t post it as the site was “slashdotted”), how to convert an old tube radar PPI display into a state of the art mini-ITX based PC driven weather radar. According to the site, a PPI or Plan Position Indicator is “a round TV like tube that displays a circular sweeping point & vector format rather than a raster format like square TV tubes”. The hobbyist was inspired by an April Fools joke and decided to drive a traditional radar monitor off a PC using a lot of scrounged hardware and some personal radar software.

To top it off, the device is Wi-Fi.

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