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Exercise Bike Doubles As Washing Machine To Make You Fit While Cleaning Your Clothes
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Exercise Bike Doubles As Washing Machine To Make You Fit While Cleaning Your Clothes

I have never managed to kill two birds with one stone, but now at least I can do my laundry and exercise at the same time. The BiWa, or Bike Washing Machine, is a stationary bicycle designed by the students at China’s Dalian Nationalities University. Pedaling turns the drum and generates electricity to power the monitor; surplus electricity is stored for future use in the battery.

“Bike Washing Machine combines a stationary bicycle and washing machine, you can exercise while at the same time simultaneously washing your clothes,” states the design description on Tuvie. “When you ride this bike, the pedaling motion causes the drum of the washing machine to rotate, at the same time, the superfluous electricity is generated which can be used to power the display screen or stored for future use.”

More info: Tuvie (h/t: mymodernmet)

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DariaB
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great idea, but I wish to see more detailed explanation about technical things, such as where it gets water from and where it gets out, also, the place for the cleaner, as well as heathing and cooling water down, if such a mechanism is featured too, of course. And, no, I'm not judging, I'm just curious because technology fascinates me, so....

Arty
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

well...there isn't...that what they call "design" nowadays. You just make a nice 3D sketch and you say it's a new invention. I'm pretty sure tens of people already had this idea...the point is to make it work (change water, temperature,...). i find it quite sad..people don't have to make anything, they just have to "design" it and tadaaa...it's famous on internet even if it's even working :/

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RonjaRövardotter
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Woow! I really really want it! :D I want to know more. As a college student I would certainly use it. :) I am your fan!

PeterPolan
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wouldn't this be inefficient? You should be making minimum 400 RPM to at least wash some silk, but world record at spinning a bicycle is around 250 RPM, so you should go twice as fast as this guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVbwngNoHm0#t=29 Even if you use generator you should be going for around four hours at producing an average of 100 watts (which is what most people can do) to make enough energy to power regular washing machine for one hour.

Eric Obermeit
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You don't need to generate electricity to make it work. The wheel of the bicycle turns the drum.

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DariaB
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great idea, but I wish to see more detailed explanation about technical things, such as where it gets water from and where it gets out, also, the place for the cleaner, as well as heathing and cooling water down, if such a mechanism is featured too, of course. And, no, I'm not judging, I'm just curious because technology fascinates me, so....

Arty
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

well...there isn't...that what they call "design" nowadays. You just make a nice 3D sketch and you say it's a new invention. I'm pretty sure tens of people already had this idea...the point is to make it work (change water, temperature,...). i find it quite sad..people don't have to make anything, they just have to "design" it and tadaaa...it's famous on internet even if it's even working :/

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RonjaRövardotter
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Woow! I really really want it! :D I want to know more. As a college student I would certainly use it. :) I am your fan!

PeterPolan
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wouldn't this be inefficient? You should be making minimum 400 RPM to at least wash some silk, but world record at spinning a bicycle is around 250 RPM, so you should go twice as fast as this guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVbwngNoHm0#t=29 Even if you use generator you should be going for around four hours at producing an average of 100 watts (which is what most people can do) to make enough energy to power regular washing machine for one hour.

Eric Obermeit
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You don't need to generate electricity to make it work. The wheel of the bicycle turns the drum.

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