Take your laundry to the spin class with the Bike Washing Machine

Colin of Bike Radar points to the Bike Washing Machine (BWM), designed by students at Dalian Nationalities University and shown on Tuvie.

side view© Bike Washing Machine

Colin writes:

The Tuvie Washing Machine gives the term ‘spin cycle’ a whole new meaning. Targeted at the time starved athlete or those wishing to cut down on their utility bills, it’s essentially a spin bike, where the front wheel has been replaced with a laundry drum. As you pedal, the drum spins and gets your clothing clean. We’re dreaming of spin class rooms filled with these, where patrons get a workout and a clean basket of clothing after their 45 minute session. Got a stubborn stain? We’re sure someone will create ‘stain intervals’ to see those gone.

According to the designers, any energy in excess of what is needed for the washing machine is used to power the display or saved for later.

Pedal Wash© Steven M. Johnson

Of course this was dreamed up years ago by Steven M. Johnson.

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