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Watch Your Energy July 11, 2007

Posted by Mrs Weird Scientist in Easy As Pie, Environment, Technology, Weird Gadgets.

Power Aware Cord

Ever been curious to actually see your energy consumption? Well, now you can. Sorta. The Power Aware Cord, designed by Anton Gustafsson and Magnus Gyllenswärd, is meant to encourage people to reflect on their energy consumption. Unlike a typical power cord, the Power Aware Cord is designed so people can visualize energy rather than having it hidden. According to the description:

The current use of electricity is represented through glowing pulses, flow and intensity of light.

The idea is that when people actually see the flow of energy, they will have a greater awareness of energy use and will perhaps think of ways to reduce it. I’m not sure just how effective the Power Aware Cord really is for satisfying its goal, but I do think it looks cool. You can read more about similar projects on the Static website.

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