Step 1: General Layout
Step 2: Base and Shelf
Step 3: Holes for Leds
Step 4: Back Panel Holes
Step 5: LED Controller
Step 6: Schematic
Step 7: Crystal Growth
Step 8: Conclusions
Admiral Fitzroy made these observations as regards to predicting the weather:
The formula is also mentioned at the above site.
If the liquid in the glass is clear, the weather will be bright and clear.
If the liquid is cloudy, the weather will be cloudy as well, perhaps with precipitation.
If there are small dots in the liquid, humid or foggy weather can be expected.
A cloudy glass with small stars indicates thunderstorms.
If the liquid contains small stars on sunny winter days, then snow is coming.
If there are large flakes throughout the liquid, it will be overcast in temperate seasons or snowy in the winter.
If there are crystals at the bottom, this indicates frost.
If there are threads near the top, it will be windy.
Over the weeks I have been observing the changes of the crystals along with the weather. The wider the temperature changes are, the more changes I see in the crystal growth. If the temperature drops rapidly, crystals will start to snow inside the glass. Placing the storm glass outside in a protected porch would show the most effects from the ambient weather. Can you predict the weather with this device? Perhaps, but I would still check with weather reports on TV or the internet.