Ever thought about putting a small valve at the end of the device for quick shut-off at a faucet. My potable water professor at the University of Florida had something like it on his faucet in his lab. I think that a lot of times people don't shut off their water while working at the sink because they don't want to have to adjust the temperature back to where it was originally. If the knobs (hot and cold valves) are already set to the desired position upstream of the device then they won't lo
bravo a feedback loop is always a great tool to teach people new habits and create awareness
I like the psychological approach of creating a spirit of self-competition in the user, but it's hardly an original one. Further, I agree with those who've said that, after spending upwards of $200 to replace a kitchen faucet, they wouldn't want to look at this thing dangling from it. So, no vote from me. Re: your presentation: Why would you attach this thing to the toilet supply line? Nearly all single-flush toilets use the same amount of water every single time.
Bring a technology that will force the conservation, mere monitoring works just insignificantly. Although this device is an step in good direction and a gentle approach to conservation but cutting the corner with how much water we use to wash a car in a hot summer day, water the lawn, wash the sidewalk, or fill a bath tub is not enough. The fact is when there is not enough supply not only few considerate but every consumer of the society (residential, commercial and industrial) shouldn't be
Hi fellows first of all i want to thank you all for all your votes and comments. it looks like you believe in a product such Bware for those which believe in this product and give it a chance by clicking one vote i promise that soon you will be able to increase your awareness to the use of the water by launching the Bware to the market for those which didn't understand the propose of using the Bware i can just explain and say that you guys have the power to make the change. water is a nature s
I'm a bit shocked that this is winning so many votes.<br><br> Simply put: it isn't new. I've seen <i>very</i> similar concepts more than once.<br> <a href="http://architectures.danlockton.co.uk/2007/06/28/changing-behaviour-water-meter-taps/">In 2007</a><br> <a href="http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/save/isave-faucet-water-counter-for-your-green-conscience-259248.php">And another</a><br> <a href="http://www.
it is all great with function, consept and final product!
This sound similar to tha last years winner where you could measures the amount of electricity consumed, it was based on the principle of making people aware by showing how much power they/product consumes.
I'm not sure why this gadget has so many votes? Why would anyone want to have all those not so nice looking green things all over their house, when they can get the same usage info from their water bill.?
great idea !
Ariel, good luck! 6 days left!! fingers crossed 4u
i follow in a great interest after the comments and cant wait to see if BWARE is going to win!! but more than that i would happy if Ariel will let us know threw "core 77" when the product will be available in stores . cant wait. good luck!
"Send your bread upon a water"--- translation in the bible.
nice product. maybe just one unit on the main water line to track water usage. . .oh wait, that's called a water meter or you could look at your water bill for free. Sorry. Seriously though, the value in this product would be the "competition factor". For the same reason they put "eco / miles-per-gallon meters" in hybrid cars. . . I could try and beat my previous water use records, either for the whole house or certain water sources. Well done. But make it nicer looking
There definately IS a vote button. The name sucks, product rocks. Live strong Bware? Ya, no.
a really gr8 product .... i wished to make
@ Asaf: The reason is that the water flow something like a faucet doesn't have enough energy to do that. In fact, it doesn't even have enough energy to light up one LED, so this idea won't work at all. 5 minutes of research on google would have shown this, but alas, this idea has no research whatsoever, and magical connectors.
NICE ! i SUGGEST A LITTLE ADD ON : AT PRESENT IT GIVES A RELATIVE MEASUREMENT AND IT WOULD BE NICE TO CONVERT IT IN A REAL OR ABSOLUTE MEASUREMENT _AT FIRST USAGE , IF YOU GET ONE LITER OF WATER,(OR 10 LT ) YOU CAN CALIBRATE THE DEVICE SO THE NEXT TIME YOU USE IT , YOU WILL GET A REALE MEASURE IN LITERS !
So, are you gonna attach a pamphlet with this device in order to actually advise people how to save water? Because that's awesome if they're aware of it... and sure they'll take faster showers but there are plenty of ideas out there (filling up sink to wash dishes, take baths instead of shower. etc.) that people don't know about.
Yeah, the packaging seems a bit excessive for this tiny gadget. Nice simple idea though. I like that it tries to do one thing and one thing only
Cool idea... so cool that it was a runner up in Metropolis Mag's competition in 2007: http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/save/isave-faucet-water-counter-for-your-green-conscience-259248.php
Great idea, only one question: Why isn't the water power used for something other than recharging the back up baterry? couldn't it be used for something like a medium sized (and ultra small electricity user) led lamp? asuming this product will mostly reside in peoples bathrooms due to that specific room wastfull tendencies a small light could actually save some electricity (and be even more helpfull when electricity is out). and that's just one idea, i'm sure there are many more possibiliti
its a great product !!!!!!!!!! and....... great idea !
What up with this excessive packaging? Made of Styrofoam?
Good idea, sometimes people need to have things in front of tehir faces to realize concepts... Nice job, Ariel.
I think it' a very good idea. I hope it'll be constructed and selled. I'll buy it!
It makes you wonder - how come nobody thought about it before?... great thinking, great design !
I hope this gadget will be the winner.
Hopefully this gadget - BWare - will become a standard attachment to taps of all kind in every home around the world. Water is precious everywhere.
Why does it have to have an LCD? I don't think an LCD could really be powered by a trickle of water - plus it requires a battery, circuit board, etc. Wouldn't an analog/mechanical read-out be much more sustainable (and cooler)?
This is a great way to bring water consumption into the general public mind set so they can see how their use of water directly affects resources. I think this is a great way improve the overall "green" consciousness to the masses. Think of all the kindergarden classrooms this could be placed in to teach the next generations how to conserve natural resources, starting with water. Great idea!
Great idea, because it's so easy to install! How can I buy? I live in Brazil. Congratulations! Angela
Amazing!!! Nowadays, one of the main worries for the humanity is the lack of water. This product can be very eficient to prevent and control this serious problem.
Consuming to keep track of consumption does not make sence to me. Does what it takes to make this fit with what it would save?
Brilliant! I can really see it being helpful from workplaces to homes. I would definitely get one.
Ariel....superb I liked the idea of having water counter Its look like its a cheap device that you can attach where ever you want to log your water usage. I think that knowing to log the water usage can really help us to understand that we dont really need all this water that we use to use and therefore we can reduce the water usage. Looking forward to see this device on the D.i.Y shops i will get some of this staff for sure!
This design is simple and it amazed me. Good job
IT IS A GREAT DEAL. EXCELENCE.
very good idea.
interesting, but that connection won't fit on faucets as it is
great i idea, every developing for awareness will be great this days good luck.
great idea !
Yet another concept that merely informs the user of usage. Couldn't the same thing be accomplished in a less complex way? Like a sticker? This seems like an overly techy, hard to install solution to a simple problem: Awareness.
this is a great idea
Great idea and nice design! It offers a good solution to a problem which is affecting more and more countries. I'd like to see this product in a variety of colors.
I think the idea of having water consumption metered right before your eyes as you use it is brilliant. Not sure why anyone would care about total consumption: my electrical meter in the basement tells me total electrical consumption, but I certainly don't sit down there and go whooo!! when I turn on and off the microwave, computer or hairdryer. This device (which could use better aesthetics) would totally make us aware of just how much water is flowing right when we can adjust our behaviour in
Brilliant idea...people need prompts and facts that are interactive....I hope this comes to market. Try to sell it on the Dragon's Den if the outcome here isn't as good as it should be
I love the idea, I love the design and I love the color. And specially needed in deying contries...
i dont like it. that information its already on the bill of the water. its not that usefull because i need to buy almost 20 of this gadgets... and in the most of the items of my house (like toilets or showers).
So are these available for purchase? I didn't see it anywhere for sale.
Great idea and good design, Ariel
great idea and good design. i hope it will come in other colors to match.
i feel that the material selection of ABS make the Bware sort of toy-like. I understand that this is due to u would like it to be produced from recycled ABS, but i personally feel that material such as aluminium or other recycled material can also be use and compliment the water taps or piped. Anyway, this is a great concept
Phenomenal, Very great idea
Very practical, great idea and it seem easy to install and use!
Nice and simple, yet would make a bigger impact on education and environment if the device was a "smart" one, and one could set it to stop the flow of water at a preset amount. This way you would have to use just this water quota to show/wash dishes etc....
Amazing and great product!!! good luck.
Much like the competing "Blight" idea, this name detracts from your intent. I understand the pun of combining the two words, but Bware gives it a threatening and negative connotation.
very very very good idea
absolutely necessary , just before we all dry out... thank you.
You can find very similar project by Viktor Legin shortlisted in James Dyson Award competition. Styling is different and idea of pipe adaptors is new, but in fact this is the weakest point in your design. e.g in tap situtation the effect of faucet aerator would be destroyed, while this simple component really helps saving water.
great idea, i will buy such a thing if it not going to be expensive. then teach myself to spend less water !!!
Can you design an adapter for bathtub faucets? Interesting to compare showers to baths. Community groups could own one and lend it out, so members can compare numbers.
This is not a novel device. Already available on many smart water softeners. The application in a water softener allows total water house water consumption either for an entire day or instantaneous.
ok. i dig the idea. but why on earth does it have to be so ...well let's say it looks like a product designed by an engineer... you could argue it's all about the concept- but we should all know that it's not only that what makes a product convincing and successul. i would never ever hook this to my 400$ v
Very nice idea, and by the way Eric, I don't see any reason why you could not connect the meter to your main water pipeexcept for the hassle of plumber work and masonry (at least in Italy where those pipelines are in the walls) as it says the "The Bware advance kit will include Wi-Fi connection and log software, making it easier to trace the water usage."
Its a cool idea, but it has been done before again and again, at least two people in my final year in uni made prototypes of that, and that was 3 years ago.
I think this is a decent idea however it seems a little too much to have something like this on every source of water. If there was one where I could place on the source of water and monitor while using the water consuming devices I think that would be more efficient.
i loved it! practial
Wonderful! How thoughtful and caring! the prospect of running out of water is so scary...Best of Luck!
This is a great concept and a essential in every household!!!!!
Looks ever so simple yet so efficeint and practical. A wonderful idea!
very very nice presentation!! in the "fake green" product category it works very well, but ....we really dont need that and the only saving it will do is saving some more money to the industry
How toughtful and caring! Wonderful! The prospect of running out of water is so scary...Best of luck!
makes us very aware of the water we use, and whether the reading coincides with the reading on the main water meter into the house.
thhis is cool. awarness is the key for change. however i wonder how many ppl can change their habits and if those who can - will.... in any case - great little invention, i want one....
its a great product !!!!!!!!!!
Astonishing design! great idea.
una idea sensacional para un control mas estricto del consumo del agua en todos los niveles ya que es un tema prioritario en nuestro tiempo
Great idea! I had the same idea myself though I was focusing more on the networked aspect so you could monitor your water usage through a centralized web application. Please let me know if you commercialize this or need to. dylanmac [at] gmail
wow.... if its realy works its a great idea.
i think its a great product and should be in every house!
this is a great idea. I think it would make a big difference.
I think it is essential gadget learning to save will help us to reserve the nature sources that going and disapearing
there is no way to vote....there isnt any VOTE butten...
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