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Chinese students create a bike washing machine to clean your clothing while you pedal

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Some ingenious students from the Dalian Nationalities University in China have created the b.w.m. – a bike washing machine that “brings health and convenience for our life.”

The b.w.m. shown with a rider on board.

The b.w.m. shown with a rider on board (click to enlarge).

As you can see from the pictures, the b.w.m. combines spinning with washing your laundry. So now, you can get your exercise AND do your chores at the same time.

The bicycle wheel is used for the drum of the washing machine.

The bicycle wheel is used for the drum of the washing machine (click to enlarge).

By combining a stationary bicycle with a washing machine the rider uses their pedaling motion to rotate the drum of the washing machine. Extra electricity is generated that can be used to power the rider’s display screen or it can even be stored for future use.

Side view of the b.w.m. - bike washing machine.

Side view of the b.w.m. – bike washing machine (click to enlarge).

Congrats to the designers for their unique design and original thinking: Xuefei Liu, Di Fang, Linhao Su, Zhanbing Li, Xiaoyu Gao Xueyi Wang, Wen Fan, Liying Zhu, Deqian Zhao, Huan Li, Mengmeng Hu and Weiwei Li. Let us know what you think of this invention in the comments below. Cool? Crazy? Convenient? You tell us.

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About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Portolla Valley roads. Besides being an avid cyclist, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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