Magnetometer base unit

base unit

AuroraWatchNet magnetometer base unit.

The base unit is a Raspberry Pi single-board computer with a radio transceiver unit. A network connection to the Raspberry Pi is required for sending the magnetic field data to AuroraWatch UK, either ethernet or wifi can be used. When the Raspberry Pi is accessed over the network a display and keyboard are not needed.

At present the Raspberry Pi runs the Raspbian linux distribution. The receiving software is written in Python.