Electronics Animator Hours - Software Defined Radio

Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Hang out and work on electronics together.  Bring your own project or help with ours.  Projects change weekly.

This week:

We will be checking out the SQdeal® Mini USB RTL-SDR & ADS-B Receiver Set. 

(http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015DN4DP6?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00)

It's a radio receiver that connects to a USB port.  In software, you can tune the receiver to various frequencies, including FM, AM, shortwave, police scanners, etc.  However, the antenna isn't too great, so we can experiment with different antenna lengths/shapes. If we're feeling ambitious, we can also try it on a Raspberry pi or an Android phone.