Created at FABRICA, Patch of Sky is a set of three Internet connected ambient lamps that share, in real-time, the sky above us. The prototypes, which can be either placed on a table or hung on the wall, are developed with Arduino, while BERGCloud, a hardware and software solution for the Internet of Things, connects the lamp to the web.
Patch of Sky integrates with personal spaces, at home or in the office. Each lamp is called after ancient Egyptian weather deities – Amun the god of wind, Set the god of storms and Tefnut the goddess of rain – while the mirrors composing the lamps come in three different sizes.
Patch of Sky gathers weather information based on the current Facebook location: meteorological phenomena are classified into eleven common weather conditions, each of them corresponding to a coloured light animation which is displayed on the lamp.
The project was created at Fabrica by researchers Leonardo Amico, Federico Floriani, Reda Jouari, Alice Longo, Akshataa Vishwanath and Giorgia Zanellato.