Indian School Girl Creates Washing Machine That Runs Without Electricity!


We love these kind of inventions – Those that solve real world grass roots problem. Remya Jose, a 14 year school girl from Kerala, has created a simple pedal-powered washing machine which came about due to her dislike to wash clothes by hand. Her invention is not only a washing machine, but can double up as an exercise machine as well.

This washing machine is actually quite simple. A modified bicycle frame attached to a square metal box that contains iron mesh drum inside. The pedal is basically like the exercise cycling machine with attached metal box extension.

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The Iron mesh drum hold the clothes, while the metal box holds the water with detergent mixed with it. Pedaling this machine for a few minutes moves the iron mesh drum inside, rigorously washing the clothes inside the drum. This entire cycle is carried out again for 1-2 times thereby cleaning the clothes thoroughly.

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After the complete water is drained, pedaling it few more minutes can dry the clothes to about 80 percent.

The machine does need any electricity, doubles up as a exercise machine and it is quite affordable!

Check out this video where Remya demonstrates how this washing machine functions:

It looks like the invention was first shown on discovery channel (the video has discovery logo on it) and was uploaded to Youtube by a user.

This invention is similar to another one “Load carrier for labourer”, which was designed and created by a student from National Institute of Design and had won best product design award in 2011.

What do you think of this pedal powered washing machine?

  1. Huzefa Vakhariya says

    Hello Remya Jose,

    We seen your invention and we want more detail on this washing machine as we want to purchase this washing machine from you for our home usage. So please make one washing machine for us and tell us its costing. Our address for correspondence is Husaini Akbarali Vakharia, Juni Darji Bazar, Nur Masjid Street, Rajkot, Gujarat. Our contact number is +91 9723268204/+91 8460265592. So please give us more information about this washing in detail, how much successful it is for washing cloths and are you interested in selling this washing machine.

  2. Mohammed says

    Would be nice to see a bicycle with a washing machine – wash on the go

  3. sahil says

    Thanks for sharing this post. nice & one of the Best Washing machine
    having all new features in it and within budget.i think it’s best product according to me.

  4. ankit chugh says

    amazing post !!
    If you are going to buy a washing machine then this can be useful. I too uses a best washing machine in India
    at home and its amazing.

  5. dil says

    will not the water leak from the point where the padel and drum are joint?

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