I am going to be doing some tests of SatNOGs on my raspberry Pi Model B original (as I don’t own a Pi Zero yet and they have the same CPU)
The reason I am going to be trying this is because Raspberry Pi Zero W is only $15 plus the cost for the SDR and you could have a station with the addition on a turnstile ant.
I will document my testing here as I do it.
I too recently realised I have a bunch of not Raspi 3’s around the house. Looking forward to hearing how it works out!
Well If its a Raspi 2 it will definitely handle the cpu extensive side of Satnogs as it has a quad-core chip much like the the Raspi 3.
Only problem could be the USB Bandwidth.
Current progress: Downloading the image and going to attempt to boot it on a Raspberry Pi B Original.
If this goes well I will attempt to start the client.
EDIT: Welp there is a problem with my SD card.
Its installed and running installing and setting satnogs up on it. The test will come when I set it up for observations.
Satnogs is installed and running doing three or four test observations.
Current problem… install is borked.
Okay later today I will have this problem fixed and I can actually try it properly.
It seems like your first observation only lasted 2+mins… It should have been way longer. Did you get any error?
Not 100% sure. I am still tweaking it.
Hi did you get the pi zero to work with the satnogs? Would be interested in using instead of pi 3
After my initial tests I ended up just buying a Pi 3 and never really continued. As of now you would have to manually compile gr-satnogs for the system because of the CPU it uses.
I might begin doing some tests with it again and see what I can do. It just doesn’t have enough power. I might also try with some of the cheap Orange Pi that have 4 cores.
If you are looking for a smaller form factor then the full size Pi 3 B, you might take a look at the Pi 3 A+. It isn’t as small as a Pi Zero W, but it does have a single full size USB. The tech specs are the same as the Pi Zero W, but a little less memory (I believe) then a Pi 3 B (512 MB Memory). At Adafruit, it is $10 cheaper then a Pi 3 B.
Just a thought for a smaller foot print.
Thanks for the info , would be nice to get it running on a $10 computer, the orange pi looks interesting.
I might buy one of these https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32448079125.html?spm=2114.12010615.8148356.70.329f2236pmOoiT and try and get it running. I have no experience with ornage pis but it being a quad core chip with 1 GB of ram makes it just about the same as a Raspberry Pi 3B.
I would try one of the cheaper Orange Pi Zero boards but I fear that there would definitely not be enough ram on it.
This of course would be happening sometime next year as I have to go thru and figure out how to build everything as I will have to do a manual installation not a simple flashing of the image on to an SD Card.