Over my fall 2017 sabbatical, I developed a prototype water meter/display to research if displaying real-time water usage to a community influences conservation as hypothesized in DisplayScape. Developing my knowledge of electronic circuits and Arduino (C+) programming to be able to teach about prototyping environmental sensors is another sabbatical goal. This project is also about creating a work of data art.


Components used:


Data stream

Field trial

Now that the prototype is working, I am coordinating a field trial at one of the Cal Poly dorms.


This is a self-funded project with material support by Cal Poly Facilities and University Housing.