June 10, 2014

Broadcast digital TV signals with Raspberry Pi

Space engineer and amateur radio enthusiast Alexandru Csete has published an interesting series of work on using inexpensive digital TV USB modulators with Linux - and thus to work with a Raspberry Pi. His latest example demonstrates how to broadcast video captures with the Raspberry Pi camera as a DVB-T (digital TV) signal. 

Not designed for setting up your own TV station, instead a way to broadcast realtime video from rockets, balloons and other places that you'd like to get a view from, such as the rocket refuelling in the following example video:

There's an amount of work to create a successful setup, however Alexandru runs through what is required, so check out his interesting website to get started. Furthermore please be aware of the broadcasting, spectrum use and licensing regulations in your region. And for more, we're on facebookGoogle+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you're looking for a more permanent way to mount circuitry to your Raspberry Pi, check out our new PiBreak - the prototyping board for the Raspberry Pi. It provides labelled breakout pins for all GPIOs, a large prototyping area with solder pads, and power rails for easy power connection:

Furthermore the PiBreak also includes mounting hardware to firmly attach it to your Raspberry Pi using a nut, bolt, and spacer - and is compatible with all revisions of both model A and B Raspberry Pi computers. For more information about our new PiBreak board, our Getting Started guide, and to order - visit the product page

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