The Tempescope Weather Display brings the weather to you


You can keep tabs on the weather many different ways, especially in today’s mobile world. If you find weather widgets boring and want something more substantial, we have just the thing for you. It’s called the Tempescope, and it’s coming to the wild world of crowdfunding this summer.

Tempescope is a creation from the mind of Ken Kawamoto, and it’s a device that has come a long way since its inception. It was created as a way to bring the weather indoors without the mess by functioning as a weather “display” of sorts. Needless to say, it is the type of gadget that’s going to get attention anytime someone passes by.

By using the power of the LED’s, water, and the power of the internet, the Tempescope will be able to simulate several types of conditions. It can do clouds and lighting if there’s a thunderstorm outside or adjust the LED’s to simulate the lighting conditions throughout the day. You can also pull from your local weather or go global with the World Weather function.

There has been an open source version of Tempescope available for a few years that tinkerers could build for themselves, but Ken and his team decided to bring a commercial version to the masses through crowdfunding. There has been no date set and we’re unsure of the Tempescope price or what platform the project will head to for crowdfunding. That said, it’s one of the cooler projects we’ve seen this year, so we’ll keep you in the loop when this one goes live.



Adam is a tech aficionado and Android enthusiast. When he's not checking out new tech, you can find him playing poker or binge-watching shows on Netflix.