weather data bracelet weather data bracelet
nov 03, 2009

weather data bracelet

designer mitchell whitelaw created this bracelet as a wearable data-object, based on 365 days of local weather data in his hometown of canberra, australia. the bracelet was made from collecting the weather data and translating it into a 3d form. each day is represented as a thin slice on the bracelet with the highest temperature as the top of a peak and the lowest as the bottom of the peak. the rainfall is represented with the holes in the bracelet, with each showing the weekly rainfall levels. using 3-d modeling software, whitelaw created the form and had it manufactured using a rapid prototyping service called shapeways. whitelaw printed two models one in white and one in transparent plastic.

via designnotes

  • interesting and beautiful. informative, too. Like it!

    anna.l says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

comments policy
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.


a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

design news