Wind/Solar Powered Clothes Dryer

2020-ж., 22-ноя.
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I made a Renewable energy powered clothes dryer but theres more to consider than you think....
I made this as I'm hosting "Pitch the Future" the Virtual event being run buy the Shell Eco Marathon team as normal events this year have been affected by the Pandemic.
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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.

    colinfurzecolinfurze5 ай мурун
    • This concept if you could get the speed right would be Ideal for a cement mixer

      DeathByDabz GamingDeathByDabz Gaming7 саат мурун
    • Low tech for u or my dad not I

      KevinKevin26 күн мурун
    • Epic

      DannyPlayzGamz!DannyPlayzGamz!Ай мурун
    • Add in a solar heater

      MrHoarsesMrHoarsesАй мурун
    • Make a solar powered motorcycle

      Alex MenellAlex Menell2 ай мурун
  • It's not tumbling - it's rolling it up man ! But still kind of relaxing seeing something slow coming out of the shed for once.

    Happy FoxHappy FoxКүн мурун
  • How much carbon was used to make it?

    Scwid ScwidScwid Scwid2 күн мурун
  • If you use UV protected polly wouldn't mounting the solar panel under it make it last longer and make it more efficient ? Especially on cloudy days?

    jay leaverjay leaver5 күн мурун
  • I love how colins bendy machine has go cart wheels on it

    Crystal EksteenCrystal Eksteen6 күн мурун
  • Hii I in skool tree

    Demon DeDemon De9 күн мурун
  • i think a dryer is less expansive... but i would do the same thing, because why not!

    flip goatflip goat10 күн мурун
  • This one could easily go on one of those useless inventions show. It's a solar powered clothes drier, when the sun is already good at drying clothes if you just hang them out to dry.

    Tom LisTom Lis10 күн мурун
  • But if hang clothes in a clothing line isn't it a solar/wind powered dryer?

    Dan Mesael SoltonesDan Mesael Soltones15 күн мурун
  • A heat element would be better. But you'd have to add another Solar panel.

    Ahman MillenerAhman Millener17 күн мурун
  • Its a lot cheaper to just hang your wash on a clothesline. As a matter of fact, it's free!

    Jimmy GuitarJimmy Guitar17 күн мурун
  • Kenapa ga langsung jemur aja anjim

    AeimbwottAeimbwott17 күн мурун
  • He went from crazy inventions to earth saving inventions

  • Nice work Gordon Ramsay

    Traw SoronioTraw Soronio19 күн мурун
  • I have wind/solar powered dryer it’s called a cloths line ......🙂

    sunny verghesesunny verghese19 күн мурун
  • Colin: builds a wind / solar powered clothes dryer to help the environment. Also Colin: *Burns a massive palet wall of death*

    Will BrittanWill Brittan19 күн мурун
  • Amount of power and pollution produced to make that battery and that solar pannel alone negates any carbon reduction that thing ever gonna produce

    Kevin ButtonKevin Button19 күн мурун
  • The gear boxes defo increased the drag on the wind mill. probably better of with a battery storage and switch on demand

    Jake WilliamsJake Williams20 күн мурун
  • Colin, speaking of solar power... can you please make something awesome using a giant fresnel lens? (They can be taken from old rear projection TVs)

    Seth StilwellSeth Stilwell21 күн мурун
  • 4:35 you could use a cat

    6308 Harsheen Manshahia6308 Harsheen Manshahia21 күн мурун
  • Where's the tie?

    Fragged by GrandmaFragged by Grandma21 күн мурун
  • The only thing I hate is his accent

    fame artistfame artist21 күн мурун
  • what if it rains

    Drew NDrew N22 күн мурун
  • Just need a giant mouse 😂

    Jamie HowardJamie Howard23 күн мурун
  • Ahem *clothesline*

    TharminTharmin25 күн мурун
  • This guy is awesome, I found him searching drift kart diy

    KevinKevin26 күн мурун
  • 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.

    Tom GilfoyleTom Gilfoyle27 күн мурун
  • "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!

    Teds WorldTeds World27 күн мурун
  • Even you put your clothes on a line it is faster 🤔

    Ad TausentAd Tausent29 күн мурун
  • 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

    BradiKal61BradiKal61Ай мурун
  • this is just a good idea, it isnt even a crazy invention.

    stuckonaslidestuckonaslideАй мурун
  • I'm from Brazil, love your videos

    Thiago PimentaThiago PimentaАй мурун
  • 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....

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

    MoltenSalt ReactorMoltenSalt ReactorАй мурун
  • Hi, i from México

    POGAMES BigYahir1997POGAMES BigYahir1997Ай мурун
  • "wind powered clothes dryer" isn't the wind... already a clothes dryer?

    Joe ThomasJoe ThomasАй мурун
  • 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.

    batt3ryac1dbatt3ryac1dАй мурун
  • 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 😂

    Alexandra MarberryAlexandra MarberryАй мурун
  • 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 :)

    Educated Guess WorksEducated Guess WorksАй мурун
  • I guess it wouldn't be more efficient than just hanging them on a rope

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

    Remote ViewingRemote ViewingАй мурун
  • Furze for prime minister

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

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

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

    Neal PaddockNeal PaddockАй мурун
  • Flamethrower

    Rohan whyteRohan whyteАй мурун
  • Love your channel! Greetings from the Philippines 😁

    Alexis GarciaAlexis Garcia2 ай мурун
  • or just put like... 10 more solar panels and batterys and send it to your house and use it for all electric appliances :D

    SwitcHSwitcH2 ай мурун
  • OR.... just fit 1kw worth of PV panels to your house & use a standard heat pump tumble dryer when it's sunny :D

    asdrewwasdreww2 ай мурун
  • wouldn't it be easier to make your current dryer run off solar power

    Super GrampsSuper Gramps2 ай мурун
  • I’d just hang them out on the clothes line and they’d be dry in a fraction of the time

    Ryan B.Ryan B.2 ай мурун
  • 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

    toothlessbluetoothlessblue2 ай мурун
  • I love your work and videos ❤❤👍👍👍👏👏

    NG ArmyNG Army2 ай мурун
  • 😂 brilliant

    number 1 chief rocker slicknumber 1 chief rocker slick2 ай мурун
  • 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

    Gerardo RegaladoGerardo Regalado2 ай мурун
  • Should have installed it into the apocalypse shelter

    lewis mcardlelewis mcardle2 ай мурун
  • Colin won the award for most calmest video on his channel

    jjlojamojjlojamo2 ай мурун
  • Maybe just use a cloths line.

    Dingo DogDingo Dog2 ай мурун
  • I think just doubling the speed would be enough, it doesn't need to go fast but that is outrageously slow lol

    Stevie HoblynStevie Hoblyn2 ай мурун
  • I've just realized that you look like Chris Hanson's weird British cousin.

    thexbigxgreenthexbigxgreen2 ай мурун
  • It almost does the same thing as a clothesline

    Matthew PfaffMatthew Pfaff2 ай мурун
  • It MUST BE awesome to be your neighbor lol.

    CowGoes MooCowGoes Moo2 ай мурун
  • That was the most boring and useless invention Collin EVER MADE!

    Breaking BreadBreaking Bread2 ай мурун
  • 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.

    Martin AMartin A2 ай мурун
  • Dude, just hang it...... let the sun dry em up

    Samuel WongSamuel Wong2 ай мурун
  • *I WOULD OF BEEN MORE IMPRESSED WITH A WIND POWERED WASHING MACHINE* but love your content colin :) From South Africa

    CrUNKzCrUNKz2 ай мурун
  • “MMmmmmh....Carbon reduction FReSh!”

    Jon AdamsJon Adams2 ай мурун
  • I have an idea lets just make a clothes line and let the sun do its job.

    Jose AnimatesJose Animates2 ай мурун
  • Mate you get no sleep

    DinosaurDemon5 MstDinosaurDemon5 Mst2 ай мурун
  • I've had a solar/wind drier for years It's a clothes Line hahahahah

    Ricky SicklesRicky Sickles2 ай мурун
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    MD adnanMD adnan2 ай мурун
  • Brother Ellen, what is the name of your country and where is your home?

    MD adnanMD adnan2 ай мурун
  • 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...

    JjackandbrianJjackandbrian2 ай мурун
  • gear it up so it spins faster

    Wissid SleeveWissid Sleeve2 ай мурун
  • Now make a bigger one and make it a human hamster wheel generator

    Alex CAlex C2 ай мурун
  • clothespins & line

    waptek2waptek22 ай мурун
  • 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

    George GoodGeorge Good2 ай мурун
  • 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

    George GoodGeorge Good2 ай мурун
  • 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

    George GoodGeorge Good2 ай мурун
  • Is the General Grievous saber copter a good idea? I've always wondered if it could be viable for lightsaber combat

    Darren ArtDarren Art2 ай мурун
  • 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

    Christian HelfmannChristian Helfmann3 ай мурун
  • I think this video set renewables back at least 10 years 😆

    bobfalbobfal3 ай мурун
  • How about a clothesline?

    Claudiu BeliganClaudiu Beligan3 ай мурун
  • gak ngerti baha sa inggris

    Rasyad azizRasyad aziz3 ай мурун
  • too bad you're still dumping washing detergent into the ocean

    BluezZBluezZ3 ай мурун
  • 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.

    Adam PecilloAdam Pecillo3 ай мурун
  • 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.

    C CC C3 ай мурун
  • I am making wind powered washing machine and I made a wind turbine

    Ashley CollierAshley Collier3 ай мурун
  • 4:34 for a moment I thought that you would dress up you cat in a mouse suit and throw her in the drum 🤣🤦‍♂️

    Randomix40Randomix403 ай мурун
  • Thank you so much Colin.

    Matthew PiperMatthew Piper3 ай мурун
  • lol could have just used a clothesline

    Joe LeofflerJoe Leoffler3 ай мурун
  • Jesus love’s you an he is coming back soon an if you’re not ready you’re going to hell

    Sonic 2.0Sonic 2.03 ай мурун
  • 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.

    NavigatorNavigator3 ай мурун
  • Hallo ik ben Nederlands Hello i Nederlands

    De boysDe boys3 ай мурун
  • Some great shooting in this video, thanks to the videographer!

    marianwhitmarianwhit3 ай мурун
  • Please build a pulsjet cloth dryer

    Kanalarbeiten !Kanalarbeiten !3 ай мурун
  • 6:58 are those plastic hands

    Lachie LachieLachie Lachie3 ай мурун
  • I just went ahead and used this really amazing thing called a clothesline.. and surprisingly all the laundry was dry in a few hours.

    sunshinemodels1sunshinemodels13 ай мурун
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