This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Bicycle Barometer Tells You When It’s Time to Ride a Bike or the Train

by Lambert Varias

Gov.UK Product Manager Richard J. Pope hacked an old clock and turned it into an odd sort of barometer. But instead of measuring and displaying the pressure, Richard’s device tells him if it’s better to take the train or ride his bike to work.


Although it would make Richard’s life a bit more exciting if the Bicycle Barometer dictated his mornings on a whim, Richard chose the safe route and hooked it up to look for three pieces of data. Using a webapp, the device looks at the latest weather forecast, the status of the train line that Richard takes to work and the status of the station where he waits for the train. The device itself is powered by a Nanode microprocessor along with a servo to move the clock hand.

Head to Richard’s blog for more on his hack. I wonder if Richard could fill out the scale with other modes of transportation, like walking, taking a cab, or swimming (if the weather ever gets that bad).

[via PSFK via Freshness]

Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

More from Awesomer Media...

theawesomer logo
Deal: Jumper Overnight Travel Bag Pokémon Snorlax Bean Bag LEGO Pizza Vending Machine Sereno Armchair 95octane logo
Acura NSX GT3 Hits the Track for Practice The Best Sounding Cars at the Goodwood Festival of Speed Just a Lamborghini Towing a Goat Cart Hennessey HPE 1000 Challenger Hellcat Tears up the Dyno mightymega logo
Rick and Morty Recreate Hilarious NSFW Court Transcript This Rancor Cosplay Is Simply Awesome How X-Men Apocalypse Should Have Ended Quentin Tarantino’s Suicide Squad