How (not) to Make a Bicycle-Powered Washing-Machine
It was a very long time ago that I was in Copenhagen and took part in this workshop, but due to a request I am posting this recipe here.
Ingredients: washing machine, bicycle, some stuff to make a stand.
Tools: angle-grinder, screwdriver, tire-levers
Ok, so this experiment actually failed. Why? Well, the drive belt didn’t work for a start. It kept slipping off. Perhaps a bike inner tube might work better – maybe even the one you removed from the bike, made smaller. Much experimenting is needed. Also, rigging up a way of securing the belt to the washing machine, without impeding on its turning would help.
If anyone manages to sort this out, please leave a comment.