The Bike Washing Machine encourages you to conserve energy and get fit while completing household tasks.
Chores, chores, chores. Some days, it feels like the list is never-ending, and the motivation to accomplish the mundane tasks depleted.
But now, thanks to an invention designed by students in China, you can check exercise and laundry washing off your to-do list.
The Bike Washing Machine (or BiWa, as the students have dubbed it) is a human-powered washing machine that encourages you to multitask and conserve water while boosting your fitness in a fun, efficient way.
The innovative bike – which has not yet hit markets – was designed by students at Dalian Nationalities University in China.
The pedals help spin and rotate the front wheel, which is actually a clothing drum. And, any excess energy created by burning off calories is used to power a display screen that keeps the cyclist aware of the wash cycle’s progress.
When your kids or your hubby have excess energy to burn off, have them cycle, too, as excess energy can be stored for a subsequent use.
The most common complaint today is that people just ‘don’t have enough time.’ This neat invention not only frees up extra minutes, it inspires you to get active while completing household chores.
And, for college students and families on a budget, the bike can save money long-term as there are fewer trips to the laundromat as well as less time spent trekking across town.
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I want one and would preorder!!!
I don’t get what about rinse cycle…how does it drain for that matter
Where are the water lines and drain lines? You will never get clean clothes if you can’t change the water from soap to fresh for rinse and so forth…
Intriguing. I’m interested in learning more & possibly buying one. Any plans in the works for a clothes dryer using similar principle?
I also like this idea alot, it could rinse and drain properly.
A spin class will really get the job done.
Love the idea of this, but do you really need to assume it’s the woman doing the washing??! ‘”When your kids or hubby have excess energy to burn have them jump on the cycle too” Really?! Is this the 1950s 😉
I’ve seen a few nifty chinese washers – small, sometimes even counter top while in use and easy to put away. there are hoses for draining, and you can use a hose or a bucket to fill. What they tend to NOT do is ring the cloths as dry as most would like. Maybe this one will let you put the hose in the sink (or whatever works) and petal to spin semi-dry.
Need a linc to techical specs.
I’m interested in more info about how this is made, spin, drain, cost, etc.
What wonders of technology! Come to think of it, just leann to hold a pen between the cheeks of your backside and you could do your paperwork as well.
I would LOVE one of these but it would most likely be way out of my price range.
I want 1 how much n where do I but it
I want one!! Will preorder too!!
When do they go up for sale!!
Please please these are so awesome!!
Need to be forsale NOW!!
I want one too!
I like it!
I LOVE the concept! I hope something comes out of this. Or even Kickstarter campaign.
Awesome! I’d buy one as long it remains affordable. Very practical!
What a good idea. It’ll certainly work for gym equipment.
Although I think if you are to keep the clothes properly clean, you would need to think about how you’re going to clean the water. Which in my suggestion, the best way to clean water, I think, would be to turn the water to steam, then cool it down and turn it back into water and reuse it.
I would also suggest for an improvement (if this isn’t going to be too hard to add in) (and if they do ever improve it) would be to find a way to put in a tumble dryer if this is possible. Then that’ll save extra money on our electricity bills, even on a rainy day. I hope I’m not being a pest.
Although I do love the idea.
“The most common complaint today is that people just ‘don’t have enough time.’ This neat invention not only frees up extra minutes, it inspires you to get active while completing household chores”.
How does it free up extra minutes?
Can’t you just put your clothes in a regular washing machine and then go on a proper bike ride in the fresh air? That way, both chores get done properly in the same amount of time?
This is fabulous and I would really like one if I could afford it. I often feel going to the gym is a ridiculous waste of energy – all those machines powered by electricity and all those people wasting thousands of calories of effort.