Yahoo! In Your Clock?

If you missed it last week (even on Boing Boing), we were all amused and impressed to see our Weather API being used in an old school clock.

Yahoo Weather Powered Clock

I used a fake antique (replica) that I picked up for cheap on ebay. I took out the clock work, and replaced it with a servo and used a phidgets USB - servo controller so I could control the servo from my computer. I had to use some gears so that the needle shaft would turn 360 degrees, since the servo only turns about 180. I also re-designed the face of the clock keeping a similar look to the original time piece. Once that was all set I created a little flash application that would connect to yahoo! weather service, and update the servo. I made it so it could toggle between current condition and the local forecast, and also made it so I could enter another zip code to see what the weather is in other places.

Gotta love those API hacks that involved hardware.

My only question is... Where can I buy one?!

Jeremy Zawodny