The 'Bobo' Polar Bear Energy Display Teaches Kids to Save Electricity

By: Alexander Lam - Published: May 22, 2013 • References: caretosave.me and springwise
Teaching kids eco-friendly values can be difficult but the 'Bobo' polar bear energy display aims to help. The cute plastic polar bear teaches kids to conserve energy by changing colors as your energy consumption changes. As the bear turns from white to blue to red, 'Bobo' gets sadder, which encourages kids to use less electricity.

The energy display works by transmitting energy data to the polar bear through WiFi. A smart sensor clipped to your electricity meter monitors your consumption and sends that data to 'Bobo.' As energy consumption increases, the bear changes from its usual white to blue and then red. In order to further educate kids about climate change, Bobo can be purchased with an accompanying storybook and app.