Los Angeles, CA

Faucet-mounted water meter with adjustable aerator

The Archer School for Girls InvenTeam invented a compact kitchen faucet attachment that monitors water usage and encourages positive water-saving behaviors. The attachment replaces existing faucet aerators and includes adapters to make sure that the product will fit most common home faucets. The attachment displays data and icons on an attached OLED to inform users how their water use compares with daily recommended amounts from local municipalities. Users can then adjust water consumption habits based on this information. Additionally, a timer alerts the user if the water has been running for more than a recommended amount of time. The device uses four rechargeable AA batteries.

Recent Team Blogs

May 25, 2016
May has passed by so quickly, and we cannot believe that EurekaFest is less than a month away! Firstly, we have been working on filing a provisional patent for the invention! We are working with a patent attorney who has volunteered his time to help us make our patent the best it can be....
April 30, 2016
We have spent the entirety of the month of April preparing for Spring Green Expo! “What’s that?” you ask? On April 28, 2016, our participated in the Metropolitan Water District's Spring Green Expo–an event that features groups of young people and their endeavors in the...
March 21, 2016
This month, we finally hosted our Mid-Grant Technical Review (MGTR)! We held the event on the evening of March 15 at the Haas Conference Center at the Skirball Cultural Center (below). We began the evening with a general presentation on the Lemelson-MIT Program, our InvenTeam, and our faucet...
February 29, 2016
To begin the month, our team had meeting for all of our parents in order to inform them about the Lemelson-MIT Program at Archer and give them information about EurekaFest 2016. We held the meeting in our library after school. After every member (from both the class and the Monday lunch club)...
January 27, 2016
We’ve had a strong start to the new year! At the beginning of the month, Administrative Lead Marcela ('16), Communications Lead Isabelle ('17), club leader Ciel ('17) and Social Media Lead Maya ('18) represented our InvenTeam at the Archer Parent Association meeting! We talked to a group...
December 11, 2015
Hello again! December isn’t even halfway through, and we’ve already completed the majority of our goals for this month. Our Product and Prototyping subgroup has been working with our CAD, or computer-aided design, program day in and day out. We’ve completed our first draft...
November 18, 2015
Hello there! The Archer School for Girls InvenTeam™ has had a busy but exciting November! After being chosen as an official InvenTeam, we hit the ground running. To begin the month, we did some team building activities in the back lawn at our school. We played “Two Truths and a...