You can watch the weather channel or check an app on your phone in order to know tomorrow’s weather, but that’s so 2014! This inventive box reveals tomorrow’s weather in a far more ‘decorative’ display. When Ken Kawamoto is not busy working his day job as a software engineer he enjoys creating incredible inventions that “break the barrier between the digital world and the real world.”
Kawamoto’s latest invention is a pretty little glass box you can sit on a table at home and watch future weather predictions unfold. Sort of like a real life magic ball, or rather magic box!
Known as the Tempescope, this box shows tomorrow’s weather with real sun, rain, lightening and clouds. The only common weather this box has yet to create is snow, but I’m sure that will come at some point. Weather patterns are stimulated inside of the box, just as they are in real life. I think the lighting is my favorite effect!
The device is compatible with Internet forecasts and weather programs, allowing it to simulate tomorrow’s weather, as well as the weather right now. You can also program it to reveal weather from all over the world. In other words, this ‘weather psychic’ makes a great conversation piece you won’t be able to keep your guests away from.
Kawamoto has revealed the codding and logistics behind his seriously cool invention on Open Source, so if you understand the technicalities behind this masterpiece you can actually recreate your very own box reveals tomorrow’s weather. For the majority of people who don’t fluently speak and write in code, Kawamoto plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign sometime this year at which time you can pre-order one of your own.
You can learn more and build your own ambient weather display here.
Kawamoto is the same genius inventor behind the interactive Cloud Lamp that brings a thunderstorm into your living room.