Portable Washing Machine
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Pedal-powered washer could make a big difference in developing nations!!!!!Human-powered washing machines are not a new idea, but the challenge here was to design a one that's cheap, portable and easy to use, yet gets the clothes clean and relatively dry. After working with models based on sink plungers, salad spinners and the like, the pair came up with what looks like a picnic cooler crossed with a top-loading washing machine
It's true that washing machines are great to have around when you have a big family, but there are a lot of people for whom something a lot smaller would make a lot of sense. It's true that the age-old custom of spending a night at the laundromat still holds, but this small washing machine is just nice to have around.