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This pedal powered washer/dryer costs $40 and uses no electricity

Ian CrosslandApr 22, 2015, 4:06:22 PM

From creators Alex Cabunoc and Ji A You, the GiraDora pedal-powered washing machine can spin wash and dry clothes in a fraction of the time it takes to do it by hand.

People in areas of the world without access to electricity traditionally wash their clothes by hand, spending up to six hours a day, 3 to 5 times a week.  These hours are spent hunched over, handling moldy clothes and repetitively wringing clothes, leading to a myriad of health problems.

This push-pedal powered machine changes all that.  Soap, water and clothing are added to the bucket, which is sealed with a lid that functions as a cushioned seat.  The materials are spun at high speeds by leveraging the spring-loaded pedal, making a tedious job easy and even allowing people to start laundry businesses by washing loads at a time.


This is a genious inception of a simple machine.



Image Credit: http://inhabitat.com/human-powered-giradora-washer-needs-no-electricity-and-costs-only-40/