During the Studio Y fellowship at MaRS Discovery District, a group of us applied systems thinking to understand how consumers might change their behaviours for energy (specifically, electricity). The project partner for our work was HydroOne. Our group developed a way for individuals to understand their actions on a collective level.

The example product developed was Lumenbot. The robot was mounted on to a light switch, and using its servo motor, could then toggle the switch to be on or off. The idea here being that any consumer could easily add this to a switch, without needing an electrician. On the display, Lumenbot would show the amount and cost of electricity used, and have override commands if the grid was at peak capacity.


Page last updated:

Last Updated on