Wednesday, September 8, 2010

worsher parts...

Had a visit today from my friend Don B.  I met him the first week I was out here.  Been meaning to get him back out to check my progress because his metal work and dome designs were the inspiration for my welded rebar trusses and curved roof.  He gave me an A+ for my efforts so far.

Picked up the washing machine and spent the afternoon stripping it down to the bare essentials.  The mechanical features all work perfectly even though the electronic brain has failed.  I eliminated all the grid related parts and now I just have to stare at it for a couple of days to figure out the best way to rig it to the bicycle.  Also have to decide the best use for the parts I have extracted.  This is not a new idea - there are plenty of folks out there that have done the same thing - just do a google search for "bicycle powered washing machine".

Shot some tests with the new camera and I am quite happy with the quality but nothing editorially post-worthy so far.  88,91,61,0,C

6 comments:

delgrego said...

Don't know if you were out there for the Digger Charlie days, but I'm glad you weren't inspired by his multi-story designs.

Allen Hare said...

Eagerly awaiting the video (in HD, of course!) of the washing machine in action.

frito bandito said...

if ingenuity = energy, you don't need a grid
oh... that's the idea,
now I get it

Nick Cooper said...

gilligan

frankhdesign said...

Check out what this guys got goin http://homelessdave.com/hdwashingman.htm

liteluvr said...

I would think that you could harness some of that West Texas wind to power that washer....