Tweet-a-Watt, A twittering power meter Limor Fried, Adafruit Industries & Phillip Torrone, MAKE magazine
Here's how it works: The modified Kill-a-Watt uses a "super-cap" to slowly recharge itself. Once there is enough power it turns on the Xbee wireless module which transmits the data to a nearby computer (or internet connected microcontroller, like an Arduino). Once the power usage for the day is recorded it uses a predefined Twitter account (it can be your own) to publish your daily KWH consumption for the day. Multiple units can be used for an entire household.
Power-Hog Mathieu Zastawny, Mansour Ourasanah, Tom Dooley, Peter Byar, Elysa Soffer, Mathieu Turpault
Indoor Drying Rack Rob Podell
Laundry POD RKS Design Team
The Laundry POD is perfect for the times you need to do a small load quickly but don't want to waste the energy or a trip to the Laundromat. It's terrific for delicates and hand-washables. The spinning action washes gently, rinses, and then extracts water to improve drying times.