Student Builds Portable Washer So His Mom Can Do His Laundry Anywhere

They say necessity is the mother of invention, but laziness has probably inspired many a wonderful creation too. After his roommate complained about having to hand wash all of his clothing, Pu Qingliang, a 21-year-old mechanical design and manufacturing student, put the skills he learned to good use by designing a … » 7/02/13 3:40pm 7/02/13 3:40pm

Idiot Kid Looks for Narnia in Washing Machine, Overly Sympathetic…

Okay, so I tried to put myself in this kid's shoes. I'm looking at a steel hole. Not very exciting! I'd rather go play with a bright, flashing object instead. Apparently, we don't have the same thought process, 'cause this kid decided to dig deeper. Guess what he found? A whole bunch of OMGI'mStuck. Enter brave… » 2/06/08 6:30pm 2/06/08 6:30pm

Look Ahead: Here's Your Washer, Shoes and Fridge in 2020


Think ahead 14 years and imagine your home in 2020. That's what the Electrolux DesignLab competition asked designers to do in the Imagine the Home in 2020 design competition. The first prize winner was Air Wash, a waterless washing machine that does its work with negative ions, antibacterial deodorant, and a lot of… » 2/16/06 6:47am 2/16/06 6:47am