The Cryoscope is a Tactile Weather Vane.
Instead of reading a weather forecast, the Cryoscope allows you to feel it.
It allows for simple understanding of temperature through your natural ability to determine hot and cold.
The metal slab is simply heated or cooled to the desired temperature.
The device has two modes of operation:
° The first is a thermal time shift – The device will convey future temperatures for any location you specify. This allows you to use the Cryoscope as a weather vane in your morning clothing choices.
° The second mode is a thermal space shift – The device will convey the current temperature of anywhere you specify. Use this mode to stay connected to your childhood home, or the current city of your significant other. The device has a space mode, where the Cryoscope becomes very cold.
In 2012The Cryoscope was on display in the Smart Home Green+Wired exhibit at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.
The Cryoscope was featured in several web publications, Including:
WNYC Tumblr, OhGizmo, Apartment Therapy, FastCompany Design, PhysOrg, SlashGear, The American Meteorological Society and many others.
The new Cryoscope has been featured on:
Laughing Squid, OhGizmo, PCWorld, and The Airspace
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Robb was interviewed about the Cryoscope in a FastCompany video about Syyn Labs:
The older Cryoscope
The contact surface has temperature range of 32°F to 108°F (0°C to 42°C), However, Because metal affects your skin so much more easily than air does, the Cryoscope can display temperatures well below freezing without actually being that cold. WiFi allows for operation anywhere in the home.
Aluminum, Bronze, Peltier Thermoelectric Element, Various Electronic Components, WiFi Module