In an effort to sensitize kids to rising energy costs and educate them on the benefits of energy savings, designer Mathieu Zastawny and his team used the iconic piggy bank as a visual reference, and created the electronic Power-Hog power consumption metering piggy bank.
The tail of the device is connected to the mains and the appliance which needs to be powered is connected into the snout. Insert a coin and the device lets you use electricity for 30 minutes.
The Power-Hog is designed to capture the interest of both parents and children alike through its association of power consumption with saving.
Kids can’t watch TV if they don’t have money to feed the piggy bank, so this is the perfect way to force them into playing outside for a change.
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Power-Hog Piggy Bank Sensitizes Kids to Electricity Costs
Published: Feb 8, 2009 • References: core77