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Geek Washing Machine Sends Techie Reminders


If you’re the type to put clothes into the wash and then forget to take them out again, there may just be a solution. Too busy mucking about in the living room to remember your clothes? No problem; there’s an alarm that sounds, annoyingly, as a reminder. Can’t tear yourself away from the computer? No problem; the machine sends messages to Twitter, too.

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Ryan Rose apparently thinks (correctly so, in my case) that the rest of us are similarly forgetful, and thus put together a helpful video showing what the modifications to his washing machine took.


[via MAKE]

Comments (5):

  1. NikkiRMZ says:

    This is a product that I would find very useful. I never remember the laundry. Ever.

  2. JammerX19 says:

    Needlessly overcomplicated. Doesn’t every washer have a buzzer that you can turn on to tell you when clothes are done? If so, just tap into that circuit.

  3. alisha k. says:

    Most dryers have buzzers, but not washers, in my experience!

  4. Gennice says:

    This is very creative idea… I like this tweak. Now wash machines could be made with twitter option included in them. That would rise up the price and sales!

    • monkeyboy says:

      Gennice: That would rise up the price and sales!

      Economics 101 says you raise the price, sales fall. Thanks for playing.

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