ISS lamp lights up a powerful LED whenever the International Space Station passes by.
Pass data is fetched via UDP from a server that scrapes, parses and caches it from “heavens-above.com” using a python script.
A VFD display gives information about the next/current pass, (T-minus time, direction, and magnitude if available), the lamp also functions as an NTP controlled clock.
From below video, you can see how this project has been developed.
The author already had the same item that controlled by PC. The PC version was successfully funded at the kickstart.com.
To make the stand-alone version, he used Arduino-Uno & Ethernet Shield with PoE
For more detail about this project and source code, visit Hackaday.io site.