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We got our lightning detector tuned and working! The original idea was to have the results display on an LCD screen but the Wrench Army inspired another idea…
The LCD is a great option if we were making a handheld device but for a wall display, it will just get lost among the other larger features. Plus a digital-looking display won’t match the older laboratory look we’re going for. Instead, I’m going to build a faux cathedral window for the shop which will light up (either with LEDs arranged in a lightning design or back-lit image) when lightning is detected and perhaps use indicator lights along the bottom to display the distance.