Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Stimulate innovation by saying no


Great example of what happens when you say No to someone - just makes them more determined. Unable to get access to a gas meter signal, this guy did a bit of lateral thinking.

http://phk.freebsd.dk/Gasdims/

and http://hackedgadgets.com/2008/10/14/energy-monitoring-project/

2 comments:

ptanner said...

Trouble with this solution, ingenious though it is, is that the meter person is going to rip it out on her next visit. Anyone know a meter installer? They can take their kit apart and may find innovative possibilities that look less scary.

Phoebe Bright said...

more here: http://community.pachube.com/?q=node/65 and this one attached with blue tac!