The winner of the first prize is the gadget Tweet-a-Watt; it measures the watt one is consuming and publishes the data on Twitter. So, all people following the very famous micro-blogging site may know your most ecological days and when you are consuming energy in excess. According to its creator, Limor Fried, the fact that people may know one’s energy consumption is a strong motivation for saving energy and setting one’s own standards in reduction of energy consumption.
The device is relatively easy to assemble. Everybody is invited to assemble the gadget starting from a Kill-a-Watt (a device measuring the domestic consumption of energy), following the instructions and schemes that will be provided.
The second prize has been for the teams that designed Power-Hog. The traditional design of piggybanks now allows children to see the cost of energy. The device is switched onto the source in the wall on one side, and on the other, to the electrical device. In order to enjoy 30 minutes of energy, you have to enter a coin into the slot.
The third winner is the Indoor Drying Rack. On this indoor drying rack, we may dry above all delicate clothes and those we cannot put into the traditional drier. It is made with bamboo and is foldable, because it has been designed for apartments with little space.
The fourth winner is the Laundry Pod; this is a manual mini-washing machine, inspired in the devices for washing lettuce and vegetables. Many housewives were using such lettuce-washers for washing their delicate clothes.