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Tuesday March 10, 2009 12:22 pm

SmartSwitch Saves Energy Usage


SmartSwitch

Curb your partners/spouses, kids, and neighbors’ bad habits of wasting energy. Peter Russo and Brendan Wypich of Stanford University have created a SmartSwitch. The prototype doesn’t keep anyone from turning one on, but if it is done too often the flipping is more difficult. The device provides tactile feedback with a network connection and brake pad. The SmartSwitch fits into a standard electrical box and can be used for a home or an entire community, unless they have secretly purchased a Clapper.


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