Saturday, January 24, 2009

Weather Station Update

Weather Projector Wheel
Originally uploaded by hithisishal
Sorry it's been so long since I last updated. I finished the software, and the mechanics are (as always) holding me up. This time, with the help of Cameron, I laser cut a projection wheel for the project. Light will shine through this wheel, projecting the shape onto a screen, with the color dictated by the forecast temperature, as described in the last post. The shape projected corresponds to the first icon in the forecast section, from Weather Underground, retrieved through the API. The question mark is used for any "chance of" forecast. More on this, and code, soon.

We also took the opportunity to cut 120 snowflakes out of the other side of the box. It's awesome to have all the resources of a university to abuse.