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Inside/outside thermometer

Shows temperature both in the car and outside
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My housemate came up with this one. A thermometer to read the temperature both inside the car and the outside temperature also. We have one for our house and it does help to know how to dress in the mornings. In a car you would know whether to put on a coat or take it off before getting out. Also if you needed a hat to shade against the sun's heat. Or to pput a hat on to keep warmth in the body.
bhbookworm, Dec 11 2002

Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer http://www1.jaycar....tView.asp?ID=QM6326
So very baked [reap, Oct 04 2004]


       I have this installed in my car. All you need is to purchase a standard indoor/outdoor thermometer [link] from your local electronics shop, and place "outdoor" sensor in your wheel arches.   

       Why wheel arches?? You won't be measuring your engine bay temperature, and you won't have the skin effect (if it was exposed to the moving air).   

       A friend of mine from uni has actually bought the extension kits for this and measures the temperature inside, outside, in the air intakes and inside the outlet from his turbo.
reap, Dec 11 2002

       Baked in higher-end Buicks I've seen and most cars with digital temp controls.
RayfordSteele, Dec 11 2002

       Mm, yeah, pretty Baked, both for cars and for houses.
DrCurry, Dec 11 2002

       [reap] actually there would be no skin effect at all unless the sensor were wet. Wind-chill only effects things that are wet. Actually there would be a very tiny temperature increase due to the friction of the wind, but that couldn't really be a factor unless you're car goes _way_ faster than mine.
ry4an, Dec 18 2002

       "It does help to know how to dress in the mornings"   

       The transparent parts of your walls let you "see" outside and they can be opened to also let you "feel" outside.
donnythebull, Dec 18 2002


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