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BUGPLUG: A Kid-friendly Power Monitor

Posted By Mike Chino On February 12, 2009 @ 12:00 pm In eco kids,Environment,Inhabitots,Renewable Energy | No Comments

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This year’s Greener Gadgets Design Competition [2] is heating up, and we’re excited to see so many great kid-friendly designs [3] in the mix. One of our favorites is the Bugplug [4], a quirky little power meter that helps kids to conserve electricity. Simply attach it to a power strip of appliances and an infrared sensor will monitor the room to determine if anyone is around. If no one is, it pulls the plug on any power-sucking unused gadgets. Head on over to Inhabitots [5] for the full scoop, and be sure to vote for your favorite project in this year’s Greener Gadgets Design Competition [2]!


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/12/bugplug-kid-friendly-power-monitor/

[2] Greener Gadgets Design Competition: http://www.greenergadgets.com/index.php/design-competition/

[3] kid-friendly designs: http://www.inhabitots.com/2009/02/11/power-hog-piggy-power-monitor-teaches-conservation/

[4] Bugplug: http://www.inhabitots.com/2009/02/12/bugplug-a-kid-friendly-power-monitor/

[5] Inhabitots: http://www.inhabitots.com/

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