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The Cryoscope shows the user exactly what to expect outside by haptically exhibiting exactly how cold or warm it is to be outside. The user simply touches an aluminum cube that has been heated or cooled to the appropriate temperature. The unit fetches weather data from the internet, and translates it to the cube physically, pumping heat in or out of the cube.

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John Baichtal

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  1. ambiguator says:

    Next iteration: a version that can produce moisture to indicate humidity or precipitation levels.

  2. Sofiadragon1979 says:

    I can see that as good for blind people but that’s about it, that’s my opinion though I know that there will be differing opinions on that.

  3. M. Eric Carr says:

    Interesting concept and slick presentation. Is the code to get the weather forecasts over the ‘Net available? Thanks!

  4. Or one might just open the door. Really, does everything have to be automated? The news obsession with the weather has always been a mystery to me anyway.

  5. Teena says:

    Living outside of Phoenix, my 5 year old son would love to “feel” the Maine winter his cousins experience and they likewise would like to “feel” our desert summer! So yeah, it would be cool if you could select climates all over the world.

  6. Anna says:

    Sounds like a fun thing to have around. It’s nice though that they really made it! And indeed, i would be great to select climates all over the world and then you could just let your imagination create the images. And for kids I guess it’s even more exciting.