Wind/Solar Powered Clothes Dryer

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.

    colinfurzecolinfurze8 månader sedan
    • @RM hhoh

      Ronald paulRonald paul17 dagar sedan
    • #colinfurze @colin furze

      Neal PedigoNeal Pedigo26 dagar sedan
    • This concept if you could get the speed right would be Ideal for a cement mixer

      DeathByDabz GamingDeathByDabz Gaming2 månader sedan
    • Low tech for u or my dad not I

      KevinKevin3 månader sedan
    • Epic

      DannyPlayzGamz!DannyPlayzGamz!4 månader sedan
  • Another example of over engineering, meanwhile in mother Russia people use a washing line. Nasa Space pen Vs Russian pencil.

    G GrahamG Graham4 dagar sedan
  • have you got any info on the solar panel and motor you used as I'm interested in doing something similar.

    James BensteadJames Benstead8 dagar sedan
  • I could make one cheaper with less moving parts.

    Doug WinklerDoug Winkler8 dagar sedan
  • Isn't a wind/solar powered clothes dryer a clothesline?

    inspissated mucusinspissated mucus9 dagar sedan
  • You saying your just a plumber still cracks me up. You may not have been to school but your an engineer for real.

    Kevin GagnonKevin Gagnon14 dagar sedan
  • Is better a box of acrilic and dry for greenhouse effect And is fast..

    Antony BradburyAntony Bradbury15 dagar sedan
  • What about grabbing the heating element from a toaster or hair dryer and adding it after the fan? But wouldn't all the heat get lost through the open door-less side? Use the original dryer drum and door!

    Jonathan HodgesJonathan Hodges16 dagar sedan
  • This is a lot more exciting but less green than just sticking that wind turbine and solar panel straight into your grid.

    Matthew Talbot-PaineMatthew Talbot-Paine17 dagar sedan
  • Ah I see you are a man of culture, I also put the washing basket on my head, it has saved my life on more than 1 occassion.

    Matthew Talbot-PaineMatthew Talbot-Paine17 dagar sedan
  • Wouldn't it be greener to attach your wind turbine to your house so that when it is on you are collecting the power even if you don't want to dry your clothes.

    Matthew Talbot-PaineMatthew Talbot-Paine17 dagar sedan
  • Whoes now watching this knowing whats under that floor hehe

    Zachery McDonnellZachery McDonnell17 dagar sedan
  • This is solar punk as hell, man. Gone from Wallace and gromit to dr Seuss.

    riley jenkinsriley jenkins17 dagar sedan
  • They already make a wind/solar powered clothes dryer for much cheaper than this. Its called a clothesline.

    Aaron RockwellAaron Rockwell18 dagar sedan
  • Have we tried using an energy efficient normal tumble dryer of such a wind turbine , solar panel and battery like the ones used here? Might be a more broad and versatile application

    Henry DHenry D18 dagar sedan
  • I'm pretty sure there's there's episode where Mr Bean made something like this. (The cartoon one)

    Gameryusic 825Gameryusic 82518 dagar sedan
  • Terrible job, you'd have done better getting some heat from a steel plate inside a pinball machine style glass cover. Throwing crap together just makes crap.

    Rikukiaritakushi ZukarinkuariRikukiaritakushi Zukarinkuari18 dagar sedan
  • How about a solar powered moonshine still 😂

    Lukasz BatLukasz Bat18 dagar sedan
  • It was not soundproof, Colin.. !o! 🐎

    azoicumazoicum19 dagar sedan
  • I love this guy but does anyone else get the impression that Phineas and Ferb was modeled after this guy?

    Florida ShoresFlorida Shores20 dagar sedan
  • Are their bugs

    Stinky  ShrekStinky Shrek20 dagar sedan
  • Wow

    Galaxy_WorldGalaxy_World20 dagar sedan
  • Should add another panel and add a heating element

    Dylan LivingstonDylan Livingston20 dagar sedan
  • Colin: impressed by the he way a dryer door is designed Also Colin: doesn’t even care that he’s just built a dryer

    Daniel PyeDaniel Pye20 dagar sedan
  • I'd love to see your monthly electric bill 😅

    Stuart CotterillStuart Cotterill21 dag sedan
  • Colin can escape a max security prison with a spoon

    apeiron1984apeiron198421 dag sedan
  • All those time, energy, passion, ideas, knowledge, skills, and fund invested in this project achieved one great thing: To save the trouble for hanging clothes on the line. That again proved that Lazy people are the ones who push the world for more progress. Genius.

    IQ BangIQ Bang21 dag sedan
  • In australia we just have a "clothes line" which looks like a massive umbrella covered with string which you then hang your clothes over and you just use that instead of a dry out it works great and it's free

    William HickeyWilliam Hickey21 dag sedan
  • Random comment for the SEcrone algorithm.

    Noble ThompsonNoble Thompson21 dag sedan
  • i would have one brushless motor put on to have power three wires ac to dc and battery so you would always have power

    dimitri motordimitri motor22 dagar sedan
  • Mmmm Carbon reduction fresh!

    Jim BennettJim Bennett22 dagar sedan
  • Tell me again, why you didn't merely hang your damp clothes in a clothesline in the wind?

    Siwy WabbitSiwy Wabbit22 dagar sedan
  • Do you still use this or not

    kaylsbrokaylsbro23 dagar sedan
  • If you had a creek you could just put the drum in the water wheel and the fan on a separate wheel then use the spare energy for upping the efficiency. Drying cloths with water.

    Coated NumberCoated Number23 dagar sedan
  • This guy should make a giant hamster wheel

    Gian CedrickGian Cedrick23 dagar sedan
  • incredible you have to be an electric engineer, mechanical engineer, smart, and very your channel keep uploading we keep watching.

    Luis VLuis V23 dagar sedan
  • No matter what we do, the sun is non renewable and it will burn out someday

    ethan adkinsethan adkins23 dagar sedan
  • So you made an infirior washing line.

    I am curiousI am curious24 dagar sedan
  • My grandmas solar/wind powered clothes dryer looks a bit different but ok

    Randomdud3Randomdud324 dagar sedan
  • Shell as a sponsor is a seriously new low

    NickolaiNickolai24 dagar sedan
  • he plays factorio irl, i like it

    Warzak77Warzak7725 dagar sedan
  • I think Colin can create renewable energy in his shed without any fancy lab equipment.

    Dan shipDan ship25 dagar sedan
  • This man chose to make a wind powered dryer to lower the carbon footprint of his house but at the same time he has a light powered by a chainsaw

    FallenCookie 54FallenCookie 5425 dagar sedan
  • Wind and solar powered clothes dryer.... a length of 6mm cordage that is affixed at both ends to a tree or T placed in the ground and you hang clothes across the cordage, wind blows across them wicking out moisture that the sun has heated. ....

    Jim NicholsJim Nichols25 dagar sedan
  • Colin, have you ever heard of a clothes line?

    Pc118GamerPc118Gamer25 dagar sedan
  • Just hang your wet clothes on a line outside like every grandmother done it and you safe yourself slot of time !!! A right I forgot you need special machines like your tea maker 🤣🤣

    unbekannt unbekantunbekannt unbekant25 dagar sedan
  • A clothesline

    Patrick DeWolfePatrick DeWolfe26 dagar sedan
  • A Wind/Solar Powered Clothes Dryer is a clothes line suspended between two points raised above the ground and typically run through two pulleys. All the rest is just

    Steve TSteve T26 dagar sedan
  • The drum couldve been expanded by throwing a brick in it and get it spinning

    Matthew EllulMatthew Ellul26 dagar sedan
  • It's funny watching these videos knowing that he has a secret tunnel being dug just beneath his feet as he makes this.

    DarkenSeyrethDarkenSeyreth26 dagar sedan
  • This is the longest video on how to make a "clothesline" I've ever seen.

    Scott KlapakScott Klapak27 dagar sedan
  • Me just get a PV MPPT VFD ( Soler pump (PV Motor Inverter ) - Battery less setup and 16x LG NeON2 415W BiFacial (upto 540W BiFacial) Solar Panels LG415N2T-L5 to make a 800V (792V) PV DC Sting > MPPT VFD 6KW > 240V AC [1 phase - 3 Phase] > UK AC socket

    hi-tech-guy-18hi-tech-guy-1827 dagar sedan
  • I got an invention for drying clothes with sun and wind: THE ROPE

    TheAntropodTheAntropod27 dagar sedan
  • Wooooo, this was released on my birthday, didnt even realise.

    Alex RoseAlex Rose27 dagar sedan
  • Too bad no one has come up with some technology using a semi rigid material mounted substantially horizontal where you can lash your clothing items to facilitate drying of said items through solar contact and additionally added by periodic zephyrs.

    PatentDudePatentDude27 dagar sedan
  • i invented these things caused clothes line and clothes pins! 100% global climate warming change cult verified!

    will williamsonwill williamson27 dagar sedan
  • Isnt this all an oxymoron

    WaterEarth MudWaterEarth Mud27 dagar sedan
  • the fings you learn

    Bradley RossBradley Ross27 dagar sedan
  • Far as I'm aware, and I haven't done the research and neither has Colin, that just tumbling clothes around does nothing. It blocks the wind from blowing over clothes, pulling them into it. All that moving air encourages water molecules to evaporate and leave the clothes even at whatever temperature it is outside. If you block that with a big drum and some sort of notional tumbling, you get nothing. It's much worse than a washing line. Ironically making this useless window-dressing. So you should probably win the competition. Buying a tumble dryer, trashing it, then deciding it's useless, that's certainly the spirit if not the letter of this nonsense. I think I'll go back to Colin digging his big hole, whoever sponsored that. It could be Satan himself and it still wouldn't be much worse than this one.

    greenaumgreenaum27 dagar sedan
  • Ecological tinsel from a massive source of pollution. Like when they put solar panels on their petrol stations. Net saving, basically nowt. Petrol sold, absolute shitloads. Comes out of their PR budget and costs them basically nothing. American vehicles use something like twice the petrol that European ones use, and nobody is interested in doing something about that. Shell's entire business is digging oil out of the ground, refining it, and selling it. Renewable anything would cut into their profits. This is purely PR, "greenwash", and it's nonsense. Apart from that, I love to see inventions. But I wouldn't be surprised if Shell bought up the patents then burned them. At least paper is renewable.

    greenaumgreenaum27 dagar sedan
  • How about eliminate fossil fuels

    Big SteveBig Steve28 dagar sedan
  • Wind powered Clothes dryer. How has no one thought of this before... If only someone invented this before now.. Don't be silly, only colin could think of this idea.

    D D S S R RD D S S R R28 dagar sedan
  • this is super awesome!

    Jackal1412Jackal141229 dagar sedan
  • i have one too! its called a washing line?!

    hexagon8899hexagon889929 dagar sedan
  • so a clothesline?

    Quintin FlowerQuintin Flower29 dagar sedan
  • Drum needs some baffles to unclump the clothes!

    J DeWittJ DeWittMånad sedan
  • My brother in law is a wind powered machine >.>

    Marc LoxtonMarc LoxtonMånad sedan
  • add solar thermal collector + a heat exchanger loop

    日神高露日神高露Månad sedan
  • 1:09 are those fungus?

    日神高露日神高露Månad sedan
  • The must have been the sunniest day ever in England You must build a rain powered dryer over there

    self healingself healingMånad sedan
  • line $9 clothespins $9 for 50 God's heat lamp and uv sterilizer and breeze $0

    Tommy RadTommy RadMånad sedan
  • Wheres the washer furze

    Raging raccoonRaging raccoonMånad sedan
  • If you want to wash clothes, just wait for it to rain.

    Boyogamer123Boyogamer123Månad sedan
  • yep.. we only have 7 years left to live because it was 10 years according to greta.. on year 10 day 1 is when my lawsuit goes active and everything she scammed from idiots becomes mine.. gonna be a good day and since mine is 1st in line by benefit of being prerecorded.. and now, the waiting game

    BartholomeowBartholomeowMånad sedan
  • As you can see Natural gas is just the best option!

    Balake NairnBalake NairnMånad sedan
  • so you basically could have just built a roof for your drying line and it would work better than this? great invention xD

    J B.J B.Månad sedan
  • His neighbours when they see this:

    SentisSentisMånad sedan
  • No hate but you could use a clothed line

    BradBradMånad sedan
  • This still doesn't make up for that wood smoke powered lawnmower Colin...

    Riemer StulpRiemer StulpMånad sedan
  • I too dry my clothes with wind and solar only mine isn't as over engendered it's simply a string I hang em on

    StormblessedStormblessedMånad sedan
  • I would have expected a bike that would dry clothes w/ electric generators making heat and the drum would be the back wheel....

    XPNDBLheroXPNDBLheroMånad sedan
  • Two comments

    Oded ShoshaniOded ShoshaniMånad sedan
  • For the algorithem and the envirement, I shall comment.....

    Oded ShoshaniOded ShoshaniMånad sedan
  • Watching a new crazy design come to life .... Good. Reading everyone over analysis the idea in the comments.... Gold Pure gold.

    JackTalyorDJackTalyorDMånad sedan
  • I see bolts in the carpet along the wall... It must be a secret!

    GunnarLofGunnarLofMånad sedan
  • He will be the future rick and he will build crazy machines with his grandson

    AncientAncientMånad sedan
  • A wind powered clothes drying machine... You mean a washing line.

    TrickyRickyTrickyRickyMånad sedan
  • I enjoyed this but : "Reduce carbon emissions" said Colin furze *uses a bunch of heavy electric machines to make something he won't use much* But I think that you are very good an fun to watch

    Rachel CookRachel CookMånad sedan
  • You still have to fold them after they are dry. You can't really catch consumer attention with that cloths dryer, is the problem. Too big, too slow, only works in summer, etc... I know you said to start small, i understand. It would a better ideal to save the consumer time AND carbon emissions. A better ideal is to just put the wet cloths on hangers on a special line in a special built "green house" for the cloths. This way the cloths need no folding, and when they are dry then you are done, just have the line travel them into your closet. You can have plants in the green house too, maybe it will add a nice smell to cloths too. And by having them on the line they will dry much faster because there is space between them. Plus the heat build up in the green house, and some air circulation will allow drying fast. Better yet, figure out how to design a closet that dries cloths, this way when they are dry you are done. They are already hanging there ready for you. Maybe extend your closet to include the mini special built green house, then when they are dry it automatically circulates the dry cloths in your closet, and is waiting for a new load to dry.

    Tony HardyTony HardyMånad sedan
  • Colin, don't take sponsorships from Shell. Especially to help them greenwash. Come on man. You know better.

    ReasonReasonMånad sedan
  • Paint the inside black as it faces the sun it will heat up much better.

    RubytubyRubytubyMånad sedan
  • Why are you shouting?

    Ian's comment robotIan's comment robotMånad sedan
  • Needs to spin much faster if no heat I feel.

    David DredgeDavid DredgeMånad sedan
  • I just hang my clothes on the clothes line; cost $0.00

    Anon AnonmeAnon AnonmeMånad sedan
  • Perhaps you can simulate some exhaust fumes or some noise? Maybe add some fire? The calmness is unsettling.

    Type-TokType-TokMånad sedan
  • Or you could just hang your clothes in your backyard and let it dry through the sun

    King StanfordKing StanfordMånad sedan
  • Can you say reinvent the wheel?

    Tim GiraudTim GiraudMånad sedan
  • what is your favorite tool!

    Gareth AndrewGareth AndrewMånad sedan
  • One thing I have found over the last 40 years......even on a bright sunny day if you haven't got any wind you won't dry the clothes.........that is down in OZ .....and that does not apply to Summer when the air temperature at 35 deg C is enough to fry your balls off. I'm working on an idea to rotate the Hills clothes dryer, which is an OZ iconical device found in practically all OZ gardens......going solar and Green is for the birds.......just too much mess and bother and the cost....oh it will be an electric motor, mains connected etc and coal fired via the grid.

    Ian PearsonIan PearsonMånad sedan
  • Hey Colin; How does it work now that it is July?

    Ben FerrisBen FerrisMånad sedan