Uniform's Weather Systems
The weather before it happens
Pulling data from the Dark Sky API, the devices will activate at the push of a button or automatically, based on alert conditions set by a user. Temperature is revealed as one arc of a four-color wheel, describing ranges from “stay indoors and grab a blanket” to “get the shorts on and fire up the barbeque.”
Rain simulates the strength of precipitation with the plink-plink (or deafening rattle) of moveable plastic pins. Wind spins a bright red vane to represent wind speed, and stops spinning to indicate direction.
As Uniform points out, there’s a long history of using physical devices -- like mercury thermometers, barometers and wind socks -- to understand the weather. Combining cloud-based weather data with real-world objects continues the tradition of at-a-glance weather indicators, and provides much more timely forecasts (looking ahead a few minutes instead of hours or days).
Weather Systems is built with Arduino Uno. Learn more at Uniform.net, or have a glance at the video below.