Fluffy Lamp Sets Off Motion-Triggered Thunderstorms [Pics]
An artificial cloud created to mimic the magnificence of thunderstorms.
Designer Richard Clarkson created an one-of-a-kind lamp that resembles a puffy cloud, which when examined from afar looks more like a gathering of white smoke. The Cloud Lamp is unique in that it is not just a lamp, but also a high-tech piece of equipment designed to reproduce a thunderstorm indoors.
Clarkson installed an Arduino and electrical wires to simulate lightning flashes and thunderstorms. The cloud also has embedded LED lights and a 2.1subwoofer with pre-recorded thunder sounds. The intensity of the storm is triggered by a motion sensor that detects a person’s relative position to the cloud.