Tenki (weather)

A weather-controller diorama of the Japanese landscape

The diorama's mood and light animates across the hours and seasons based on historical weather data.

A gently lit, weather-controller diorama of the Japense alpine landscape inspired by traditional layered paper dioramas and ambient light installations.


Learn More

Further documentation of the process on Dan Oved's blog.



Made in collaboration with Dan Oved and Mai Arakida Iszak.

Bill of Materials


  • Basswood

  • Laser-cut Rice paper

  • Neopixel LED strips

  • Arduino Uno


  • Processing 3

  • Python