Do It Yourself – Tutorials – DIY LED METAR Map. Build your own desktop METAR map. Part 2

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Do It Yourself – Tutorials – DIY LED METAR Map. Build your own desktop METAR map. Part 2

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Do It Yourself – Website Tutorials



You can buy ready made maps here: https://pilotmap.co

Click here for part one of the tutorial: https://youtu.be/4h0e_8wZPvg

Video two Index:
PCB – Polygon pour: 0:06
PCB – Generate Gerber Files: 15:38
Ordering the PCB: 19:17
Preparing the Raspberry Pi: 29:12
Preparing the PCB: 34:01
Punching holes into the map: 39:48
Final assambly: 43:25

FAA Map:
https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/digital_products/vfr/
https://aeronav.faa.gov/visual/12-05-2019/Planning/US_WallPlan.zip

Airport METAR Database:
https://www.aviationweather.gov/metar

Software:

Sample Page


https://www.balena.io/etcher/

PCB Ordering: https://jlcpcb.com/

STL files: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4916157

Frame white: https://amzn.to/3A6YTET
Frame black: https://amzn.to/3wWgNIy

Raspberry Pi: https://amzn.to/2UaBBxi
Power Supply: https://amzn.to/35RO3oy
SD Card: https://amzn.to/3vV2d2B
Power Connector: https://www.digikey.com/en/products/detail/cui-devices/PJ-037A/1644545
Dual Female Pin Header: https://amzn.to/2U6Hls2
Screws: https://amzn.to/3jwUzcv
Easel Back: https://amzn.to/2TbqSmj

Hole Punch: https://amzn.to/3xXDaNN
X-Acto knife: https://amzn.to/3xXDbkP
X-Acto blades: https://amzn.to/3jk6lqy
Cutting Mat: https://amzn.to/3qtWFLu

Part Numbers JLCPCB:
LED: C965555
SN74AHCT125PWR (Small IC): C36365
SN74AHCT125DR (Bigger IC):C155176

Parts Circuitmaker:

LED: https://workspace.circuitmaker.com/Components/Details/CMP-30b1feb25fa9ef76-6
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS SN74AHCT125DR: https://workspace.circuitmaker.com/Components/Details/CMP-35ebfce60942ea2c-2
TI (Texas Instruments) SN74AHCT125PWR
Hole: https://workspace.circuitmaker.com/Components/Details/CMP-q3gk3wg8yin1w7wp8pag-1
Single Pad: https://workspace.circuitmaker.com/Components/Details/CMP-0mvoru2pmdj016jtlbyn-2
Power Connector: CP-037A-ND
Raspberry Pi Connector: Harwin M20-7832046

Template Case: https://pilotmap.co/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/raspi-case-template.eps
Template Easel: https://pilotmap.co/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/easel-template.eps

Hole Locations:

left upper corner: 3mm:-3mm, 20mm:-3mm, 3mm:-20mm
middle up: 100mm: -3mm, 150mm:-3mm
right upper corner: 230mm:-3mm, 247mm:-3mm, 247mm:-20mm
middle right: 247mm:-100mm, 247mm:-150mm
right bottom corner:247mm:-230mm, 247mm:-247mm, 230mm:-247mm
middle bottom: 150mm:-247mm, 100mm:-247mm
left bottom corner: 20mm:-247mm, 3mm:-247mm, 3mm:-230mm
middle left: 3mm:-150mm, 3mm:-100mm

Warning:
This map is only decorative and
not to be used for flight planning purposes.

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