Wind/Solar Powered Clothes Dryer

Am 22 Nov 2020 veröffentlicht
I made a Renewable energy powered clothes dryer but theres more to consider than you think....
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  • Now this is a very Low Tech approach to green energy but its always good to start simple and who knew about the washing machine door shape being so important lol. What other green projects would you like to see as this has got me thinking, Theres some great pitches from the teams with energy from falling rain aero efficient Traffic sequencing and different materials to improve batteries so hope this completion helps these things become a reality.

    • Low tech for u or my dad not I

    • Epic

    • Add in a solar heater

    • @Knox Rhett I am trying it out now. Seems great so far :)

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  • Ahem *clothesline*

  • This guy is awesome, I found him searching drift kart diy

  • I'd put it right next to that rope that runs between the posts in my yard for some reason I haven't yet figured out.

  • "Wind solar clothes dryer" er.. it's called a washing line! LOL it's like those people who want to build carbon capture machines... they're called trees, and they turn the carbon into something useful, wood!

  • Even you put your clothes on a line it is faster 🤔

  • the drum needs some baffles? fins? to separate the clothes as the drum turns. that would help keep the clothes from sliding around the inside rather than tumbling. there could even be some blunt hooks for items to hang on as they went high to sort of stretch them out

  • this is just a good idea, it isnt even a crazy invention.

  • I'm from Brazil, love your videos

  • Even simpler design: some wires between 2 walls and a roof over it.... the cloths doesnt get wet from potential rain and can dry naturally without any electrical fancy gizmo's ... dry in a few hours... worked well for the last 5000 yrs... K.I.S.S. - Keep It Simpel.... Silly....

  • Shell also loves to sell you natural gas backup power.

  • Hi, i from México

  • "wind powered clothes dryer" isn't the wind... already a clothes dryer?

  • I mean if it's taking all day to dry stuff just use the washing line. The whole convenience of a dryer is it only takes like 2 hours.

  • Everything Colin builds is just so beautiful and polished. All of my prototypes and even second and third versions of things I build look thrown together with duct tape and cheap scrap wood 😂

  • How about adding a solar hydro system to it so you can circulate hot water in front of the fan. This will allow hot air to be blown over the cloth, just saying :)

  • I guess it wouldn't be more efficient than just hanging them on a rope

  • But clothes will dry all day if u hang them up

  • Furze for prime minister

  • colinfurze all year long : *burn things and build things with steel for fun* colinfurze on ecomarathon : *with an angel's smile* "renewable !"

  • Furze is too calm and without a tie, the culture and spark is deteriorating.

  • sub indo plis

  • I'd love to see more details in how you build stuff, how you work your ideas out :)

  • Flamethrower

  • Love your channel! Greetings from the Philippines 😁

  • or just put like... 10 more solar panels and batterys and send it to your house and use it for all electric appliances :D

  • OR.... just fit 1kw worth of PV panels to your house & use a standard heat pump tumble dryer when it's sunny :D

  • wouldn't it be easier to make your current dryer run off solar power

  • I’d just hang them out on the clothes line and they’d be dry in a fraction of the time

  • How much did this cost? Am wondering how long it would take to pay for itself, since you don't need to pay electricity bills for it

  • I love your work and videos ❤❤👍👍👍👏👏

  • 😂 brilliant

  • I hang my clothes outside and they dry in 1 hour xD aldo im on mexico, so its kinda sunny here So I see how in a more cold place it could be an option

  • Should have installed it into the apocalypse shelter

  • Colin won the award for most calmest video on his channel

  • Maybe just use a cloths line.

  • I think just doubling the speed would be enough, it doesn't need to go fast but that is outrageously slow lol

  • I've just realized that you look like Chris Hanson's weird British cousin.

  • It almost does the same thing as a clothesline

  • It MUST BE awesome to be your neighbor lol.

  • That was the most boring and useless invention Collin EVER MADE!

  • Wind and solar clothes drying. ?? Sounds like my washing line to me. Very effective and cheap no components cuts out the middleman this invention can't beat that surely.

  • Dude, just hang it...... let the sun dry em up

  • *I WOULD OF BEEN MORE IMPRESSED WITH A WIND POWERED WASHING MACHINE* but love your content colin :) From South Africa

  • “MMmmmmh....Carbon reduction FReSh!”

  • I have an idea lets just make a clothes line and let the sun do its job.

  • Mate you get no sleep

  • I've had a solar/wind drier for years It's a clothes Line hahahahah

  • Calling brother, what is the name of your country and where is your house?

  • Brother Ellen, what is the name of your country and where is your home?

  • Just buy the solar panel to run washing machine i think its cost effective and time effective

  • I have a nuclear powered clothes drier... I just use the wet clothes as the coolant fluid for the uranium fuel rods. Dry in 30 seconds. The only problem is my clothes come out smelling a bit radioactive...

  • gear it up so it spins faster

  • Now make a bigger one and make it a human hamster wheel generator

  • clothespins & line

  • I'll tell you this much it's a water powered self sustained power source pretty much non stop energy self sustaining I have one problem getting pulley size right that's where math would be involved again interested I'll send you the stuff you need to build what I have so far and ship it to you reach me at Facebook George good in Illinois

  • Interested in my invention let me know will give you what I have so far for you to perfect it not asking anything for it you get rich off it cool I'm wanting nothing maybe a shout out

  • Have idea for a self powered light well sorta contact for info you build I'll give you the specifics mine works to a point don't have the math attic skills to perfect it it generates continuous power not a lot 18 to 36 volts low amps though will run led lightbulb don't need plugged in or batteries

  • Is the General Grievous saber copter a good idea? I've always wondered if it could be viable for lightsaber combat

  • Hello Community, Coloin's projects are simply great, I devour them ..... the background music is great !!!! One song caught my eye in this video, it runs from minute 9.20 until the end ----- I LOVE HIM ----- Does anyone know the song? I've seen the video a hundred times just to hear the song .... and can someone tell me the artist and title ...... I'm very desperate that I haven't found it after a long search !! Greetings Christian

  • I think this video set renewables back at least 10 years 😆

  • How about a clothesline?

  • gak ngerti baha sa inggris

  • too bad you're still dumping washing detergent into the ocean

  • Paint the drum with black paint, so that it absorbs more solar heat. And maybe some reflective panels around to catch even more solar heat in the drum. A thick bottom plate, insulated from below to radiate heat after sunset is another improvement i imagine could work.

  • Unnecessarily large (and heavy), the slick plastic surface dissuades actual "tumbling" of the clothes (could add a few obstructing inside bars like tumblers have) making a bunch of them stick to the surface, could have been infinitely better if the wheel had more holes as that's what lets air through & moisture out and the added plywood will be very susceptible to rotting and warping due to English weather and the part where you're stuffing it with wet clothes. You should've also watched the forecast before making the wind turbine (and i do hope you added some sort of safety breaks to that thing).. Or just gone the extra mile and made your own photovoltaic cells by using copper sheets.

  • I am making wind powered washing machine and I made a wind turbine

  • 4:34 for a moment I thought that you would dress up you cat in a mouse suit and throw her in the drum 🤣🤦‍♂️

  • Thank you so much Colin.

  • lol could have just used a clothesline

  • Jesus love’s you an he is coming back soon an if you’re not ready you’re going to hell

  • A little bit simplistic approach to given problem but decent realisation of the project. I suppose the over theatrical ( for my taste) appearance is supposed to attire more audience.

  • Hallo ik ben Nederlands Hello i Nederlands

  • Some great shooting in this video, thanks to the videographer!

  • Please build a pulsjet cloth dryer

  • 6:58 are those plastic hands

  • I just went ahead and used this really amazing thing called a clothesline.. and surprisingly all the laundry was dry in a few hours.

    • Was looking for this comment

  • Who else thinks Colin would make an epic engineering teacher

  • do you pay any tax for using wind and solar power?

  • You're green(dry)washing Shell;)

  • #moneywash machine ?

  • 8:00 oh boy, how did you cut yourself? O.O

  • Air and water displacement powered air compressor driven turbine drum with piezioelectric plates to catch energy from the spinning that put the extra needed to use a small amount of the air flow to power the air and water displacement generator ....maybe even a levitating liquid pendulum washing machine built into the air and water displacement generator Like archamedes sphere was ment for Ferroelectric polymer shock absorbing springs on acrylic axles with cloth in the brackets to catch the static with tinfoil capacitor A spherical gyroscopic version would be cool Free energy Like bubbling water to compress air Compressed air can be added to water to cut through pretty much anything too Water jets dont wear like saw blades do All without even needing electricity or batteries These are a few of my free energy upgrades Awesome vids furzey boy cracking contraptions created What about holographic projector shades using water vapor so nothing touches the face Vapor density regulation acting like polarized lenses helmholz resonator gyroscopic antigravity supercapacitor ionic acoustic hoverboard would be cool

  • It s cool, but really useless

  • well since it spits out all colins socks they will just be smelly forever haha

  • Eyyyyy how on earths hell hole did I miss this video

  • Isn't that what clothes lines are for collin 🤣 put em out in the sun to dry

  • Or you could just get a solar panel and wire it up to a normal tumble dryer... just a suggestion...

  • Furze, please tell me what you can't build.

  • my mom needs that...

  • There's a slug falling from your clothes on 11:19. Maybe something to think about when building an outdoor dryer without any door.

  • A convection drier driven by just solar heat would be so much simpler and cheaper.

  • That didn’t solve any of the problems a clothesline has. You still have to take your clothes outside and then bring them back in, it still takes a full day, and it only works on warm windy days.

  • For some reason DEname unsubbed me from you? I wondered why I wasn't seeing new stuff!

  • Hey Colin! I don't fully expect you to notice a comment on a month old video, but I just wanted to say I think this is a great idea, and I'm no expert, but thinking of my own clothes drier that I use, the air usually blows in from the back or through all the small holes punctured in the barrel itself. In this specific configuration, most of the air would leak out rather than pass through the clothes, since there's no door to isolate it, but you noticed that yourself of course. Secondly, most driers have inwards-facing fins that portrude from the barrel, creating slight "steps" that the clothes hang onto for an additional second before they drop back down, this would bring the clothes closer to the fan, as well as make them fall back down to the bottom while the other clothes are being brought up, creating more of a tumbling chain of motion, since your dryer seemed to have a lot of the clothes slide around the bottom for the most part, since there wasn't enough friction to drag them up at all, which might explain why the thicker clothes weren't drying, since heavier objects tend to stick to the bottom of a pile. That's just my two cents of course, I'm no expert. Cheers mate!

    • your right but this was a test mainly of the wind and solar parts firstly, theres lots of things to improve so will revise it at some point

  • Use the wind and solar to charge battery banks to run a tumble dryer.. But Where's the fun in that

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  • his engine setup looks like a coffee machine

  • I can see the appeal of these in a city. Think 20 of these on top of an apartment block. Hmm...

  • 9:17 perfect representation of UK accent