Storming outdoors? Watch out for a storm in this teacup too

Mark McKeague basically teamed up with Neil Usher for Storm in a Teacup, a device that represents current weather conditions in an actual teacup. Its features include wind speed and direction (a fan on the teaspoon spins as quickly or as slowly), sun intensity and cloud cover (the brightness of lights in the teacup adjust accordingly) and precipitation (steaming ‘clouds’ appear).

This reminds us of the Nebula project which recreats outdoors weather indoors — just more palatable. Nifty.

Storm teacup (2)
Storm teacup (3)

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