If you are a space junkie with some coding, circuitry and soldering skills, you can build your very own ISS Notify lamp. It glows whenever the space station is passing over your location.
From the project page:
The International Space Station (ISS) is a marvel of current technology and humanity. Sadly, we often forget it’s there.
This light sits on a desk and lights up when the space station passes overhead. It stays lit as long as the station is more than 10 degrees above the horizon.
Being reminded that there are astronauts doing science over our heads every day helps reconnect us with our space program.
Indeed, it is important to remember that brave men and women risk their lives every day in the name of science and exploration. It’s also good to have an ISS warning system…just in case. You never know what conspiracies NASA is cooking up to bring you down. I’m on to you ISS astronauts! Where is my tinfoil hat?
Check out a video of the lamp in action after the break.
Complete details on the build are available here.