I'm still working out my name game (working title)... but my physical computing final looks like it's going to be pretty processing heavy...
I'll be using a basic weather XML feed, either from the man(http://www.weather.gov/xml/current_obs/) or from a service like yahoo (http://developer.yahoo.com/weather/).
Ideally the API witll track the "chance" of future weather for each day, and that will (possibly wirelessly effect) my output, i.e. if there is a 60% chance of rain it will change to blue, if it's high winds it'll turn red, etc
There are some neat options for RGB LEDs, but they're usually very expensive (for example:
http://www.colorkinetics.com/ls/essentialwhite/ewflexslx/). So it might
be simpler / cheaper to create my own.
Still unsure about whether to use/make an RGB panel or string lights. I'm thinking panel will be more simple to implement, although string lights would be full of x-mas cheer...
I talked to my 'rents about it, and in doing so realized that it's a pretty New York-type project. I sort of forgot how people in California have big windows and beautiful weather pretty much all the time. whatevz.