As an Eco-Friendly company Leafwood is always on the lookout for ways to help the environment, whether it be sourcing recycled wood for our watches or simply spreading the word on the latest and greatest eco-friendly trends. Since we stumbled upon The Bike Washing Machine we decided to take a time out from selling our eco friendly watches to write a little bit about a product we think is a great idea!
In this advanced world of technology where the focus of our needs has shifted towards more energy consumption to get an easy lifestyle, scientists have been working hard to devise measures for reducing the amount of energy utilized each day because of its harmful impact on the environment. Although they have not yet succeeded in every aspect, there have been certain inventions that have been made in this regard. The example of The Bike Washing Machine is the most prominent one.
What is The Bike Washing Machine?
Haven’t heard of this? No worries, we’ll explain the major features of this machine and will tell you how this helps energy conservation and is easy to use at the same time.
Washing Clothes is one of those jobs nobody likes to do, the task tends to get put by the wayside. If you're living the bachelor life, once the smell test fails, your only option is to do the dreadful job of washing your clothes. The process takes time and effort, and the same goes for working out. Now you can kill two birds with one stone with the washing machine bike. The invention made by Chinese students is a solution for both these bottom tasks of the to-do list, which will not only help you to complete your work on time with motivation, but keeps you healthy too.
The Bike Washing machine is a machine, which is operated manually by human energy that washes clothes in a similar fashion as of a traditional washing machine. Actually, it is designed to conserve the extra use of energy in every household along with encouraging people to keep themselves healthy.
Who made it?
This great innovation in technology was made by the Chinese students of Dalian Nationalities University. Although, fully functional, but still not available for commercial use.
How does it work?
You just need to pedal the bicycle, as you’ll do it on any other bicycle. The rotation of the pedals will move the wash drum attached to the front of the cycle and you’ll have your work done.
How much will I pedal?
An electronic screen is also attached to the bike washing machine, which will tell you the condition of clothes, so you’ll have to keep pedalling until your clothes are washed. Obviously, you won’t like to have semi-washed clothes.
Can it preserve energy?
The good news is that you can also preserve energy with it. If you have a lot of extra energy on a day but no clothes to wash, you can start exercising on the bike washing machine, who needs a gym membership? Get the whole family involved, if one of the kids has some extra energy, encourage them to jump on the bike and get a load done. Next, you have a load of laundry done and someone got a great workout in. Win win for everyone involved.
How does it help?
There are a number of benefits which can be achieved when using this bike.
One of the most important benefits of this cycle is that it conserves energy. The energy or electricity, as we all know, is made up of non-renewable resources (most of the time), which are rapidly depleting. Additionally, the consumption of this energy creates a carbon footprint, which is also increasing the pollution in the environment. So, the decreasing resources and the increasing pollution problems are effectively decreased by using the bike washing machine.
Keep you Fit:
Secondly, it can be tough to motivate people to get their daily exercise. The attachment of a chore with exercising can act as motivation for people. If the only way to get your laundry done is to get on the bike and get pedalling then get on the bike and get pedalling! Fresh clothes and a great work out, you couldn’t ask for more.
The attachment of two chores with a single activity will help in saving time. If you are in a habit of getting your clothes washed from the laundry, it will help reduce the time needed for giving your clothes to a laundry and then collecting them every day. This machine can give you the same results with the additional benefit of keeping you fit at the same time.
The electricity used by the washing machine each month is saved by using the bike washing machine. Calculate the impact of this energy conservation for an entire year and you'll feel that you have really saved something. Additionally, the repairs associated with the traditional machine are much higher than the bike washing machine, which you can fix on your own as well. Thus, the bike washing machine saves you money as well.
The Bike washing machine is an innovative product, which has been made by students. They have combined the operations of pedalling with washing clothes to increase the motivation of people for keeping fit, conserving energy, and keeping the environment clean. This eco-friendly washing machine has not been launched formally, but once it is, it will surely attract a number of people to it because of the innumerable benefits.
Stay Healthy, Stay fit, Stay Stylish.
The Leafwood Team