Airborne Weather and Traffic Info using Raspberry Pi

Grant Prellwitz

Tuesday June 28th 2016 at 6:30pm
Bolingbrook, Fountaindale Library, (correction:) Board Room upstairs


Grant will discuss using the Raspberry Pi platform to construct an aviation radio receiver that can get weather and traffic into the cockpit and onto a tablet. The hardware cost is less than $150 for something that comes close to matching and in some cases exceeding the capabilities of a $550 - $900 commercial device. He will describe how the unit is built and used in the air, and show how it compares to the commercial unit.

As usual we will be having a "Meeting After the Meeting" for talk and drinks afterwards, currently planning on being Gordon Biersch restaurant in the Bolingbrook Promenade outside mall.


Grant Prellwitz has been in software development and computer consulting for over 30 years. For the past 14 years he has worked at Harper College in Palatine, developing and maintaining software in Java, C#, PL/SQL, SharePoint, and myriad other languages and platforms. He has also taught Java and JavaScript for the Continuing Education department. He and his wife Leslie have been private pilots since 2004 and keep a Piper Cherokee at Bolingbrook's Clow International Airport.

Getting to the meeting

The next General meeting of UniForum Chicago will be at:

Bolingbrook Fountaindale Library

Board Room (2nd floor)

The previous IIT-Rice location in Wheaton we had been enjoying over the past decade is no longer available. Use the library's FAQ ( as a source for how to get to meeting.

For more information about UniForum Chicago contact

UniForum is a registered trademark of UniForum Association