The Cyclean pedal-powered washer dryer, developed by Alex Gadsden, lets you get fit while cleaning your dirty laundry. Your pedaling spins the internal washer chamber, and so the machine could be used in the developing world, where electricity to power 60-degree spin cycles isn't exactly a priority.
Alex was going around scrap yards, local dumps, and could not believe how much was being wasted. So he thought about trying to make something out of waste washing machines.
Miss Jose hailing from Kerala thought of substituting the electric washing machine with a mechanical one. A science student, she came with this innovation at a young age of 14.
She drew the basic diagram of the machine and its functioning and her father took it to a nearby automobile workshop and requested the workers to work on it during their spare hours. Ms Jose also met them personally to explain how exactly she wanted it to be made and function.
National Innovation Foundation
Ever thought of making lassi in a washing machine???
Picture this "In Ludhiana, a sadar dhaba owner uses a small top loading washing machine to make large quantities of lassi with minimum effort and in a very short time".
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