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Posted 31 July 2008 - 01:20 AM

Made it for DesignLab `08, but i haven`t send it...

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 08:08 AM

Now thats a funky washing machine :D. Have no idea how it works, spins, lid stays shut etc.... but the principle is cool :) I may need a slightly bigger one though haha. Good luck when you send it to designlab.

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 01:03 PM

thats a neat idea, a nice refresh...could you make it a bit funkier? Add some colour to the design, maybe the lid? Im thinking electrolux is a bit more fun that what youre porrtraying.

Renders seem very grey aswell?

Cool concept though

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 01:13 PM

wow! this rocks! :clapping: again not sure how it works, but what the hell, i am sure it can be engineered! absolutely amazing, would love to have one :D:) good luck!

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 01:47 PM

Here are some sketches of few ideas for these concept...

Jay08 these are awful renderings, you`re right :D but they are not made for rendering competition :)

Thansk Lilith

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 08:38 AM

You may need to consider supports, if the pipes from the wall are flexi or solid they will not hold up too well when the machine is full of clothes and water... its simply not going to float in mid-air so easily.

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 02:05 PM

brilliant.....
easy unloading of wet clothes....
but how do you connect it with electricity?

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 04:33 AM

Great idea just would love to know more about the overal functionality with features and benefits etc??

Others a very interesting and eye catching idea.

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 10:26 AM

It's nice to see a different approach to an everyday product! Love the concept, reckon it'd be pretty complex to make it actually work though!

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 03:56 PM

Good solution to the problem of watertight and able to rotate.
But how do you get the water in?

Power supply is not a problem - motor at the side rotating the whole axle.

I agree that all that water would heavy enough to cause problems for supports.
And when spinning, would it absorb the extreme vibration?
Could it be made freestanding?

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:57 PM

Machine holders are also plumb installation, spining is not a problem because it`s not fast. Machine is meant to use high pressure not high speed centrifugal spining...

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 02:51 AM

Reminds me of the Wonderwash (review here: Link) which I almost bought last year so I could see how well it worked.

The big question I have is: how do you evacuate the water? both for the rinse cycle and for what is typically the final spin cycle?

You say it doesn't rotate quickly (hence the lack of concern over mounts), so you're not doing it with centrifugal effects. But even if you pump it out with a regular pump it seems you'd have a lot of residual water getting dumped out with the clothes. Details appreciated.

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 01:52 AM

I'm still curious how that issue is resolved.

Meanwhile, I see this concept is getting some press:

Gizmodo

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