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The Current Chameleon Helps Kids Monitor Their Real-Time Energy Usage

Posted By Diane Pham On September 1, 2011 @ 1:50 pm In eco kids,Features,Green Technology,Innovation,Modern Kids | No Comments

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It’s hard to get today’s kids pumped up about anything that doesn’t feature a flashing screen or a fun shape. So to shift those young eyes from the latest video game over to the merits of energy [1]consumption, designer Elle Tweedy [2] created the Current Chameleon [3], a house-shaped device that quantifies a youngster’s energy use by tracking, analyzing and making sense of the data. Using a series of wireless transmitters, the Current Chameleon charts, in real time, the power draw of each electronic device [4] it is affixed. The energy device also features a reward system, paying out points for energy saved and keeping kids engaged.


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[1] energy : http://www.inhabitat.com/energy

[2] Elle Tweedy: http://elletweedy.wordpress.com/

[3] Current Chameleon: http://www.inhabitots.com/current-chameleon-a-real-time-monitoring-device-for-energy-friendly-kids/

[4] electronic device: http://www.inhabitat.com/technology

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