Gallery: TWEET-A-WATT! A Power Monitor That Twitters Your Energy Use

 

This year’s Greener Gadgets Competition is loaded with brilliant ideas. One of our favories is the Tweet-a-watt, a fabulous open-source, power monitoring project from ladyada. One part off-the-shelf hardware, two-parts hackware and a dash of environmental consciousness and social networking, Tweet-a-watt monitors and “tweets ” (publish wirelessly) your home’s daily energy use to your Twitter account, all for less than fifty bucks!

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  1. gerhardrp February 20, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    I wonder if someone would do the same for
    http://www.blackanddecker.com/Energy/products.aspx
    This is a whole house monitor with no computer interface.

  2. changzer February 4, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    and while you monitor your energy use, you waste a little bit more, right? :)

  3. penguinsix February 4, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Does that only monitor that which is attached to a Kill-a-watt device or could it monitor the whole house system? I don’t think I could attach a Kill-a-watt to my heat pump. Still quite an interesting device.

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