ESP8266 airplane spotter

ESP8266 plane spotter

Daniel Eichhorn recently upgraded his original text version of Plane Spotter project with a colorful TFT screen displaying a map along with airplanes on it. The project requires an the ESP8266 Wifi module (Wemos D1 Mini in this case) and an ILI9341/ XPT2046 TFT display with touch screen.

ESP8266 plane spotter

ESP8266 plane spotter


  • Beautiful startup splash screen
  • Automatic geo location by using WiFi scanning. List of visible SSIDs identifies your location
  • Automatic download of JPEGs from MapQuest
  • Detailed information about the nearest aircraft
  • Flight track: last 20 waypoints per aircraft displayed

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