Measuring Water Flow

Came across this project while researching different approaching to monitoring water. I like the clean, sleek method they employ — right out of the sink, over the air, and into a visualization. Also I like the open-source aspect of it — that they listed their materials and detailed their process. I’m intrigued by the flow sensor they reference. Buying one now, to play with.

In general, I’m skeptical of projects that just ask you to “be aware” of something or “raise awareness” about a certain topic— that is, without at least exploring the social/political implications of those changes. That’s why I love design fictions so much. I’m less interested in demonizing what you’re doing right now and more interested in asking you to think of what you might be doing in 10 years, as a result of changes you make now. Anyhow…

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