This DIY Project Turns Your Converse Shoes Into Weather Reporters

By: Alyson Wyers - Mar 8, 2016
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This intermediate tutorial turns your Chuck Taylors into wearable weather reporters in just 4 hours. Converse Beacon is a DIY hack by Chapter SF featured on Hacktster that uses Arduino, Bluetooth, IFTTT and NeoPixel ring technology to give your sneakers custom weather forecast capabilities.

The lighting addition looks similar to the iconic Converse logo, and fits into the customizable nature of the classic footwear. The light can be programmed to change color depending on the weather conditions. For example, it can glow blue when it's rainy or snowy outside, yellow for sunshine and white when "the surf is firing."

Following the step-by-step instructions posted on the site, you too can make your own shoe weather reporters.