Umbrella Stand Can Tell You If It’s Going to Rain
Raincheck updates weather data every 15 minutes to let you know through blinking lights whether you'll need cover when leaving the house
Always forgetting your umbrella on rainy days? Tired of checking the weather app constantly? Love having an old-fashioned umbrella stand in your hallway, and wish it offered a little more? Raincheck box is a modern, smart umbrella stand that will tell you whether it’s going to rain.
The Raincheck stand features a line of eight lights that change colors to alert users of the conditions outside: a steady blue light means you can leave the umbrella at home, a blinking blue light means you ought to bring the umbrella with you, a blinking white light forecasts snow, and a blinking red light means dangerous conditions, and that you should probably stay home. The stand uses Forecast.io as a data source and requests a weather update every 15 minutes. Each light displays the forecast for the next hour.