"DIY Kyoto aims
to change how people think about their impact on the environment and
give them the tools they need to control it".
Wattson (i.e. What Watts are On), the first product developed by DIY Kyoto, is a wireless energy monitor which
aims to reduce energy consumption and costs by making consumers more
aware of the energy used by household devices.
"With both numbers and colours, Wattson shows you how much
electricity your home is using at any given moment"
Information from the household electricity meter or
fuse box is transferred directly to the Wattson which instantly displays
usage in total kilowatts consumed, £'s, $'s or €'s in a simple graphic
display and through graduated light - blue for low energy use, red for
Wattson's internal memory records up to 4-weeks of
energy use history which can be uploaded to the users computer via a USB
lead. The user can then access daily, weekly, monthly and yearly energy
consumption data using 'Holmes', an energy monitoring program developed
to accompany Wattson.
For more information on the Wattson and to make a
purchase visit the DIY Kyoto website: