In my social circle, there are a lot of people who have a vast interest in weather. We talk about it, we experience it, we take pictures of it, and watch The Weather Channel (I’ve also gained a liking for jazz music after watching weather forecasts pretty much all my life funny enough). We also have arguments about the different websites and which has more accurate information.
So today when I saw Robocat’s Thermodo project on Kickstarter, I didn’t even think twice before I pledged for a anodized aluminum edition of it. Considering that I live in a household where someone always wants to know what the current room temperature is, or how the weather is outside after I’ve been out with the dog in the backyard for awhile, it’s going to be something I use everyday. It’s also going to be fun analyzing the temperature in general. I’m going to put together a notebook just to do that and see how it goes.
The API is going to lead to some awesome stuff too. I like the idea of plugging it into my Mac and then seeing the actual temperature right in my menu bar. If it gets people to recycle their old iPads, iPods, and iPhones to repurpose them as weather stations, even better!