Complete newbie here. I’ve managed to re-purpose my Stratux Raspberry Pi 3 into a Piaware feeder outputting both 1090 and 978 traffic using adcd567’s excellent instructions at Piaware SD card image 3.7.1 Quickstart Guide Note: The Stratux SDRs I used were already serialized saving a step in the process (Serial #s were “stratux:1090” and “stratux:978”)
After running for a while, I started getting warnings about CPU temps from Flightaware which started causing errors with MLAT. I have a fan installed in the case, and I have the Stratux AHRS Sensors and Fan Controller which worked great with the Stratux software. I’ve now realized that some coding is required to turn the fan on and off once CPU temps reach predefined levels, when using it with PiAware. I’m have no/limited knowledge of coding and compiling, but the Stratux developer does provide the coding for controlling the fan here: https://github.com/cyoung/stratux/blob/master/main/fancontrol.go
Running a fan 24/7 to keep our RP3/Piaware feeders cool, is noisy and wastes energy. Also those little fans just aren’t designed for prolonged 100% usage. The Stratux AHRS Sensors and Fan Controller is available on Amazon for $14.98 and is easily installed on the GPIO pins and then the fan is plugged into it.
Any coding experts out there interested in figuring out how to make this work on a PiAware image/installation?