You could either download a weather, or use Ken Kawamoto’s Tempescope, which actually creates rain, clouds and even simulated lightning right on your desktop. This Arduino-powered gadget is essentially an acrylic box with a water pump, mist diffuser and LEDs that can wirelessly sync with a computer smartphone to download hourly forecasts from the internet. Continue reading for a video and more information as well as a link to the instruction page.

“The device is capable of downloading information about upcoming weather off the internet, which it then translates into a variety of modes to replicate sunshine, clouds, rain, and even lighting. Kawamoto made an early version of the device available as a free open-source project called OpenTempescope so you can try building your own, but a consumer version is planned for Kickstarter later this year,” according to Colossal. Instruction page.