Now you can take a little piece of the outdoors and place it on your nightstand. The Storm Glass actually recreates the weather conditions outside to give you a weather forecast for the day. It does this by checking the weather periodically online, and if it’s a rainy day you can expect to see some rain falling in the Storm Glass Lamp. If it’s partly cloudy you should see some clouds forming and some sunshine interspersed here and there.
This project was inspired by the open tempescope, but it was adapted for off-the-shelf parts. An added bonus is that it costs much less too.
The Storm Glass lamp is powered by a $10 Raspbery Pi Zero W micro-controller which has built in wifi to check the weather, and some IO pins that allow you to control the various parts.
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