Luna Wash cleans dirty clothes right in the hamper


Luna Wash

It doesn’t matter if you live in a sprawling mansion or a tiny apartment, one thing is for sure, you know laundry day will be a long and laborious task.  But a new concept washing machine, developed for this year’s Electrolux Design Challenge, aims to change that. This is the Luna Wash, the in-hamper washing machine.



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GiraDora – a foot-powered washing machine that will change millions of lives

GiraDora – a foot-powered washing machine.

Two design students named Alex Cabunoc and Ji A You traveled from their homes in Los Angeles to Cerro Verde, a 30,000 person slum outside of Lima about a year ago. As students in the celebrated Design Matters program at Art Center College of Design, which focuses on social innovation, they had come to Cerro Verde as part of a special studio called Safe Agua Peru. Their goal? Develop a commercial product that alleviates issues related to water poverty, targeted at people who earn between $4 and $10 a day. (Video)



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NASA plans first space washing machine that could microwave laundry

 space washing machine

A space laundry machine designed by UMPQUA (left) and Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the Moon (right).

What  if you could put dirty clothes into a washing machine, leave, and only coming back once the freshly cleaned clothes have been dried out by microwaves.  That out-of-this-world-laundry concept could someday become a reality for astronauts and space explorers headed for the moon, asteroids or Mars.


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Washing machine and arcade combo


Looks like a winner!

UK’s Kingston University design student Lee Wei Chen realized that the skills he developed playing a lot of video games are practically useless in real life, so he set out to do something about it.

Behold, the washing machine/arcade combo, where the likelihood of getting your clothes cleaned depends on your ability to play the game…

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