An arduino-based, ambient weather forecast device.
With the increasing ubiquity of daily data, let’s reduce some of the sensory clutter into meaningful information. Using the principles of ambient display, the Ambient Weather Beacon is a visually unobtrusive, localized weather station displaying tomorrow’s weather forecast.
The Arduino device polls a server which generates a text string (via a PHP page, using data from a JSON source). The text string is then used by the Arduino to turn on a colored LED which corresponds to tomorrow’s weather.
The Ambient Weather Beacon filters the data and simplifies the forecast:
Blue = significantly colder
Red = significantly warmer
White = same as today
Pulsing = precipitation tomorrow