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(Outside Online)   Student designs new treadmill that washes your clothes, which is an upgrade from subby's treadmill which is just used to store clothes   (outsideonline.com ) divider line
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2014-07-22 05:49:30 PM  
F-, you FAIL.
 
2014-07-22 06:04:50 PM  
Wow and it only takes up like 15' x 10' of space! ANYONE would have room for that!
 
2014-07-22 06:15:25 PM  

vossiewulf: Wow and it only takes up like 15' x 10' of space! ANYONE would have room for that!


And that curved track - so very ergonomic!  Great for your stride!

I do wonder though - isn't there some kind of attachment for a normal treadmill that could generate power, like they have on exercise bikes?  Not a home-brew solution, I mean a real one.
 
2014-07-22 09:36:19 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: vossiewulf: Wow and it only takes up like 15' x 10' of space! ANYONE would have room for that!

And that curved track - so very ergonomic!  Great for your stride!

I do wonder though - isn't there some kind of attachment for a normal treadmill that could generate power, like they have on exercise bikes?  Not a home-brew solution, I mean a real one.


Too much friction with a wide belt sliding over a platform. Use a stationary bike instead.
 
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2014-07-22 09:51:44 PM  
Kind of want if it actually works?
 
2014-07-22 10:55:05 PM  
Yeah, I see this working. After running for an hour with tiny geisha sized steps due to the confined curved track you now need to transfer everything into the dryer before you take a shower. Of course, then you have to do the second load.
 
2014-07-22 11:50:34 PM  
The Professor had this worked out like 50 years ago. Made a radio out of a coconut too.
 
2014-07-23 12:37:57 AM  
So nobody pointed out to this brainiac that you have to plug in a treadmill and it's not because it's giving power back to the nice people at the electric company?
 
2014-07-23 12:59:55 AM  

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: The Professor had this worked out like 50 years ago. Made a radio out of a coconut too.

Couldn't fix a hole in a boat hull though.
 
2014-07-23 01:20:28 AM  

Muzzleloader: The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: The Professor had this worked out like 50 years ago. Made a radio out of a coconut too.
Couldn't fix a hole in a boat hull though.


Materials science was beneath him.
 
2014-07-23 03:12:06 AM  
In the same sense, I designed a treadmill which heats the water for the shower you're about to have by inefficiently harvesting energy from an uncomfortable design.
 
2014-07-23 08:53:08 AM  
The design sucks but the concept is great for the reason in the headline.  I used to be a lazy schmuck but if my washing machine needed me to power it I damn well would have run at least once a week rather than spend money to run the washer at the apartment.
 
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