There are some enchanting things going on in the shed

Photo from Andy Workshopshed

Longtime sheddie and supporter Andy from Workshop shed – has recently won a trip to the fabled MAKER Faire in America – by turning a Alpine Weather Chalet into an Internet of things Weather Forecaster.

As part of the Connected World series, Element14 challenged electronics designers from around the globe to add “enchantment” to everyday objects.

Andy took to his shed to transform a traditional Weather House. Using wifi, 3D printed parts and a servo, the house reads the forecast from the internet and moves the figures.

On a rainy day, the man steps out and on a sunny day the lady appears. A multicoloured light shows the temperature, blue for cold and red for hot.

The project build was accompanied by a story line telling of the young couple’s quest to rebuild their house with the help of a range of fantasy characters.

This helped set Andy’s project ahead of the competition.

The reward is a trip to New York to see the Makers Faire with an added perk of seeing his name in lights.

Andy Name in Lights

For more details visit the workshopshed blog

By Andrew Wilcox

I love sheds Founder & judge of Shed of the year - Wilco writes mainly about sheds. About the blog Enter your shed into #shedoftheyear