Tide / Weather Display Device

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/

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Clever!

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OMG, Wow, just Wow!!!

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Oh, very cool! :sunglasses:

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

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Oh. My. Word.

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Epic project. Love it!

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You’re making some of us feel really insufficient.

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

Awesome project.

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Super cool!

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I love the LEDs.

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

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

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

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It’s beautiful!

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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!!!

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this is too cool!

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

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so lovely! must make one!

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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.

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What an intricate and meticulously-designed project!

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