Tweet-a-Watt Takes the Kill-a-Watt to the Next Level
For those that want to take the results of the Kill-a-Watt (available to check out from CPL) to the next level there is the new Tweet-a-Watt kit (available for purchase from Adafruit Industries) that lets users post the daily energy consumption of their refrigerator or TV set to a Twitter account. The idea won the 2009 Greener Gadgets Competition. The kit allows users to transmit power usage information to a computer receiver. The receiver can log, graph and even tweet that information. People can then "compete for the lowest numbers and also see how they’re doing compared to their friends and followers."