Wash your laundry as you spin!

Now you can exercise and do your laundry at the same time with the Bike Washing Machine.

A team of Chinese designers at Dalian Nationalities University came up with the idea for the Bike Washing Machine. The unique design combines a stationary bicycle and washing machine, where you can exercise and wash a small load of laundry. The pedaling motion causes the drum of the washing machine to rotate - generating electricity which can be used to power the display screen or stored for future use.

The Bike Washing Machine is designed for those who can't find the time to go for a regular spin class, and is essentially a spin bike that doubles as a washing machine. The front wheel of the stationery bicycle has been replaced with a laundry drum that spins and cleans your clothes. No details are given for filling and draining the drum and this may have to be done manually, or perhaps this part is still in development before the Bike Washing Machine is launched for retail sales.

The Bike Washing Machine combines two activities into one. Spinning is a popular exercise and laundry is regular task - so why not combine them into a single useful piece of equipment. This is the perfect appliance for the home executive looking to get in shape and save electricity at the same time. Let's hope that one day the Bike Washing Machine will be available locally.


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