Tide / Weather Display Device

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arduino

#1

You may remember the planetary gears from my Magic: the Gathering life trackers. I kinda took them up a notch.

This device shows current weather and temperature, a forecast, and the time of the two low tides of the day. It has a Raspberry Pi and connects to the internet to get the updated data.

I have a video of the gear rotation in action, and another of some during-development footage.

I wrote a long Medium post about it that you can read if you want more details. I’m also happy to answer questions here.

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Weather icons by Austin Condiff from the Noun Project: https://thenounproject.com/acondiff/collection/weather/


#2

Clever!


#3

OMG, Wow, just Wow!!!


#4

Oh, very cool! :sunglasses:


#5

I’m not sure which project just dropped off my top ten but this replaced it!


#6

Oh. My. Word.


#7

Epic project. Love it!


#8

You’re making some of us feel really insufficient.

Ok. It’s me. You’re making me feel really insufficient.

Awesome project.


#9

Super cool!


#10

I love the LEDs.


#11

Great project! it has to be more reliable the the weather girl.


#12

Holy moly, that’s more than a notch! It’s a real work of art.


#13

Amazing job! I’ll stick with my iPhone, but so cool that it could be done!


#14

It’s beautiful!


#15

In an attempt not to get banned, I’ll say it this way…

GET… THE… … OUT OF HERE!!!

What an amazing concept, design, and execution!!!


#16

this is too cool!


#17

Wow to the power of 10!!! I love it and wish I had the skills to do one.


#18

so lovely! must make one!


#19

Very cool. I suppose one could integrate various local sensors available and build a weather station with local conditions. Or s combination. Ohhh so many possibilities. I really like the tide indicator though.


#20

What an intricate and meticulously-designed project!