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an electronically enhanced umbrella that conveys the weather through a multimodal visualization experience. a user walks with a umbrella, augmented with a speaker, color-LEDs & a hand fan, over a big worldmap & can hear, see and feel the weather of a certain place of the world. the weather data comes from the Yahoo-Weather-Internet service, which offers XML-Files for many cities of the world.
The umbrella is connected to a motor to drive the speed of the fan, while white (thunderstorm), blue (rain or wind) & yellow (sun) LED lights show the weather-light-atmosphere, where the user at the moment stays.

see also weather forecast umbrella.html & tangible weather channel.html.

[link: fh-wuerzburg.de|via hackaday.com]

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