Whether you wear your own temperature on your sleeve or proudly display the ambient temps around your hot body for others to enjoy, a Hottie Hoodie can quickly tell you what you probably already know, that "it's cold as ice" outside today.
While the temperatures depicted by the Hottie Hoodie might not be 100% accurate due to emissive thermal radiation from dark and light fabric colors, at least you'll never be a foreigner to the weather around you, again.
Step 1: How to Make Your Own Hottie Hoodie
- Old Navy Hoodie ($15)
- Outdoor Digital Window Thermometer ($5; Lowe's Home Center #127453)
- Velcro Brand Sticky Back Tape 3-feet x 3/4-inch ($3; craft center)
Step 2: Test It on a Blue Morning, Blue Day
Step 3: Open Up You Sweet, Sweet Thing
The thermometer's printed circuit board (PCB) is attached to this screen. A couple of blobs of glue hold the top case and screen together. Carefully separate these two pieces with a sharp knife. Discard the top case.
In order to use this thermometer with dark clothing, you will need to cut a piece of white paper and insert it into the back of the screen. Carefully pull the PCB and liquid crystal display (LCD) out of the screen and slip the paper into place. Now return the PCB and LCD.
Fix the LCD and PCB to the screen with two extremely small drops of cyanoacrylate glue.
Step 4: Don't Be a Little Bit Shy
Cut a short length of both hook and loop tape approximately 1/2-inch long. Peel off the backing and adhere the loop portion to the back of the thermometer's PCB.
Fasten the hook portion of the Velcro Brand tape to the inside of the hoodie. Slip the hoodie on, attach the thermometer, and check the temp.
Step 5: Check for Double Vision
If you'd like to portray your true inner human warmth rather than outside temps, you can carefully bend the thermistor on the thermometer's PCB inward so that it is close to your skin. Everyone will now know that youâre hot blooded and they'll be able to check it and see that you got a fever of a hundred and three.