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since the last post on the power-aware cord, a physical & ambient visualization of energy usage, several new projects have been added.

Energy Curtain is a window shade that collects sunlight during the day to power a glowing pattern on the inside of the shade during the night. Appearing Wallpaper is a wallpaper that changes its pattern over time as sunlight exposes textures printed with UV-sensitive ink. Disappearing-Pattern Tiles are bathroom tiles decorated with patterns in a thermochromic ink that reacts to heat, fading away to reflect splashes & intensities of hot-water use. Erratic Appliances is a radio that “untunes” when many objects in the room are consuming energy, visualizing the consumption by its unexpected response.

see also standby visualization & power socket bar chart & wattson energy display.

[link: tii.se|thnkx Anandaroop]

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I only hope these gadgets will be available for personal purchase and use soon. I need that wallpaper and those tiles: They are so 80's - in a cool, usable, and informative way!

Wed 04 Oct 2006 at 7:18 PM
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