By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

Latest Science Gadget Shows You TOMORROW'S Weather In A Box.

Being surprised about the weather is one of life's little annoyances. Think about it: you plan your outfit for work, only to learn that your white dress and expensive heels just aren't going to work in a torrential downpour. You try to remember to check the weather every night before bed, but sometimes, you don't realize what the sky is going to do until it's too late.

Well, software engineer turned inventor Ken Kawamoto has just introduced a way to fix that. With his new Tempescope machine, you'll never have to worry about weather surprises again - plus, it will look totally cool sitting on your shelf, dresser, or nightstand.

For all intents and purposes, the Tempescope looks like an unassuming box - it also kind of looks like a sea monkey aquarium.

However, this little box packs a whole lot of punch. According to the Tempescope website, the box is an "ambient physical display that visualizes weather like rain, clouds, and lightning."

In other words, the Tempescope can tell you exactly what to plan for the next day. So, how does this awesome little machine work?

Basically, the Tempescope downloads weather forecasts from the Internet via wireless remote. Once the remote gets the forecast from the computer, it tells the Tempescope how to respond. A forecast of lightning is just about the coolest one you can get.

Here's what the Tempescope does when the forecast is rain. Unfortunately, the Tempescope doesn't work for snowy days - but perhaps another model in the future will include a few snowflakes.

Kawamoto also wanted to make it possible for people to build their own Tempescopes, so he has shared the source codes for this project on his website. A version will be available for sale via Kickstarter later this year.

If it works as well as it looks like it does, your local weatherperson might be out of a job.

Check out this cool video of the Tempescope in action.

Here's a town that has the worst weather ever. It's the coldest place on Earth.

Sources:, Kawamoto Ken, Cover Photo