Solar Flare Watch

Make a solar flare alert system


A cool thing to do with Open Data: A gadget that lights up when solar activity changes, for example during an eruption. With near-realtime data from the GOES satellite and a microchip. We share the code and look forward to creative further developments of the gadget.

Work in progress.

Github link:

Once the software has been uploaded, the solar flare alarm lamp works on a wireless commection.

This is how the breadboard-based version is put together. No soldering is required.

PCB-based version: a little soldering required.

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