Innovative Bike Doubles as Washing Machine to Clean Your Clothes as You Exercise

For anyone that loathes laundry but loves biking, the design students at Dalian Nationalities University in China have a compromise to make the chore more enjoyable. Their creation, aptly-called the Bike Washing Machine (or BiWa for short), combines the two activities into one stationary device. A washing machine drum is ingeniously integrated into the wheel of a bike that cleans your clothes as you pedal.

According to the students who created BiWa, the way it works is simple. “When you ride this bike, the pedaling motion causes the drum of the washing machine to rotate,” they write on Tuvie. At the same time, the extra electricity generated can be used to power the display screen or stored for future rides.

Currently, there's no word on if/when this invention will hit the market, so for now, you'll still have to coordinate your spin cycle with your spin class.

Bike Washing Machine: Tuvie
via [Inhabitots, The Huffington Post]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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