Wind/Solar Powered Clothes Dryer

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I made a Renewable energy powered clothes dryer but theres more to consider than you think....
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  1. colinfurze
    5 muaj më parë

    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.

    1. DeathByDabz Gaming
      DeathByDabz Gaming
      2 ditë më parë

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

    2. Kevin
      29 ditë më parë

      Low tech for u or my dad not I

    3. DannyPlayzGamz!
      Muaj më parë


    4. MrHoarses
      Muaj më parë

      Add in a solar heater

    5. Alex Menell
      Alex Menell
      2 muaj më parë

      Make a solar powered motorcycle

  2. opera
    Ditë më parë

    People in dry climates just run the dryer motor on solar. Easier just to mod a dryer with a DC motor. I run a LG washer on solar panels with no battery. Only on rare occasions will it stop when a cloud goes over, but the washer remembers where it was when restarted. I run the washer with hot water on all cycles giving me steamy clean clothes. That free hot water heated by PV again no batteries so a very carbon neutral. Electronics is the way to go. Dishwasher with heated dry also on solar. Whole summer home runs on only a single car battery.

  3. Happy Fox
    Happy Fox
    4 ditë më parë

    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.

  4. Scwid Scwid
    Scwid Scwid
    4 ditë më parë

    How much carbon was used to make it?

  5. jay leaver
    jay leaver
    7 ditë më parë

    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?

  6. Crystal Eksteen
    Crystal Eksteen
    8 ditë më parë

    I love how colins bendy machine has go cart wheels on it

  7. Demon De
    Demon De
    12 ditë më parë

    Hii I in skool tree

  8. flip goat
    flip goat
    13 ditë më parë

    i think a dryer is less expansive... but i would do the same thing, because why not!

  9. Tom Lis
    Tom Lis
    13 ditë më parë

    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.

  10. Dan Mesael Soltones
    Dan Mesael Soltones
    17 ditë më parë

    But if hang clothes in a clothing line isn't it a solar/wind powered dryer?

  11. Ahman Millener
    Ahman Millener
    19 ditë më parë

    A heat element would be better. But you'd have to add another Solar panel.

  12. Jimmy Guitar
    Jimmy Guitar
    20 ditë më parë

    Its a lot cheaper to just hang your wash on a clothesline. As a matter of fact, it's free!

  13. Aeimbwott
    20 ditë më parë

    Kenapa ga langsung jemur aja anjim

    20 ditë më parë

    He went from crazy inventions to earth saving inventions

  15. Traw Soronio
    Traw Soronio
    21 ditë më parë

    Nice work Gordon Ramsay

  16. sunny verghese
    sunny verghese
    21 ditë më parë

    I have wind/solar powered dryer it’s called a cloths line ......🙂

  17. Will Brittan
    Will Brittan
    21 ditë më parë

    Colin: builds a wind / solar powered clothes dryer to help the environment. Also Colin: *Burns a massive palet wall of death*

  18. Kevin Button
    Kevin Button
    22 ditë më parë

    Amount of power and pollution produced to make that battery and that solar pannel alone negates any carbon reduction that thing ever gonna produce

  19. Jake Williams
    Jake Williams
    23 ditë më parë

    The gear boxes defo increased the drag on the wind mill. probably better of with a battery storage and switch on demand

  20. Seth Stilwell
    Seth Stilwell
    23 ditë më parë

    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)

  21. 6308 Harsheen Manshahia
    6308 Harsheen Manshahia
    24 ditë më parë

    4:35 you could use a cat

  22. Fragged by Grandma
    Fragged by Grandma
    24 ditë më parë

    Where's the tie?

  23. fame artist
    fame artist
    24 ditë më parë

    The only thing I hate is his accent

  24. Drew N
    Drew N
    24 ditë më parë

    what if it rains

  25. Jamie Howard
    Jamie Howard
    25 ditë më parë

    Just need a giant mouse 😂

  26. Tharmin
    28 ditë më parë

    Ahem *clothesline*

  27. Kevin
    29 ditë më parë

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

  28. Tom Gilfoyle
    Tom Gilfoyle
    29 ditë më parë

    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.

  29. Teds World
    Teds World
    Muaj më parë

    "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!

  30. Ad Tausent
    Ad Tausent
    Muaj më parë

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

  31. BradiKal61
    Muaj më parë

    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

  32. stuckonaslide
    Muaj më parë

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

  33. Thiago Pimenta
    Thiago Pimenta
    Muaj më parë

    I'm from Brazil, love your videos

  34. thewaytruthandlife
    Muaj më parë

    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....

  35. MoltenSalt Reactor
    MoltenSalt Reactor
    Muaj më parë

    Shell also loves to sell you natural gas backup power.

  36. POGAMES BigYahir1997
    POGAMES BigYahir1997
    Muaj më parë

    Hi, i from México

  37. Joe Thomas
    Joe Thomas
    Muaj më parë

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

  38. batt3ryac1d
    Muaj më parë

    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.

  39. Alexandra Marberry
    Alexandra Marberry
    Muaj më parë

    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 😂

  40. Educated Guess Works
    Educated Guess Works
    Muaj më parë

    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 :)

  41. Sergey
    Muaj më parë

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

  42. Remote Viewing
    Remote Viewing
    Muaj më parë

    But clothes will dry all day if u hang them up

  43. Craig Robinson
    Craig Robinson
    Muaj më parë

    Furze for prime minister

  44. César
    Muaj më parë

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

    Muaj më parë

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

  46. CHILD
    Muaj më parë

    sub indo plis

  47. Neal Paddock
    Neal Paddock
    Muaj më parë

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

  48. Rohan whyte
    Rohan whyte
    2 muaj më parë


  49. Alexis Garcia
    Alexis Garcia
    2 muaj më parë

    Love your channel! Greetings from the Philippines 😁

  50. SwitcH
    2 muaj më parë

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

  51. asdreww
    2 muaj më parë

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

  52. Super Gramps
    Super Gramps
    2 muaj më parë

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

  53. Ryan B.
    Ryan B.
    2 muaj më parë

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

  54. toothlessblue
    2 muaj më parë

    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

  55. NG Army
    NG Army
    2 muaj më parë

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

  56. number 1 chief rocker slick
    number 1 chief rocker slick
    2 muaj më parë

    😂 brilliant

  57. Gerardo Regalado
    Gerardo Regalado
    2 muaj më parë

    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

  58. lewis mcardle
    lewis mcardle
    2 muaj më parë

    Should have installed it into the apocalypse shelter

  59. jjlojamo
    2 muaj më parë

    Colin won the award for most calmest video on his channel

  60. Dingo Dog
    Dingo Dog
    2 muaj më parë

    Maybe just use a cloths line.

  61. Stevie Hoblyn
    Stevie Hoblyn
    2 muaj më parë

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

  62. thexbigxgreen
    2 muaj më parë

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

  63. Matthew Pfaff
    Matthew Pfaff
    2 muaj më parë

    It almost does the same thing as a clothesline

  64. CowGoes Moo
    CowGoes Moo
    2 muaj më parë

    It MUST BE awesome to be your neighbor lol.

  65. Art_Hur
    2 muaj më parë

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

  66. Martin A
    Martin A
    2 muaj më parë

    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.

  67. Samuel Wong
    Samuel Wong
    2 muaj më parë

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

  68. CrUNKz
    2 muaj më parë

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

  69. Jon Adams
    Jon Adams
    2 muaj më parë

    “MMmmmmh....Carbon reduction FReSh!”

  70. Jose Animates
    Jose Animates
    2 muaj më parë

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

  71. DinosaurDemon5 Mst
    DinosaurDemon5 Mst
    2 muaj më parë

    Mate you get no sleep

  72. Ricky Sickles
    Ricky Sickles
    2 muaj më parë

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

  73. MD adnan
    MD adnan
    2 muaj më parë

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

  74. MD adnan
    MD adnan
    2 muaj më parë

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

    2 muaj më parë

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

  76. Jjackandbrian
    2 muaj më parë

    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...

  77. Wissid Sleeve
    Wissid Sleeve
    2 muaj më parë

    gear it up so it spins faster

  78. Alex C
    Alex C
    2 muaj më parë

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

  79. waptek2
    2 muaj më parë

    clothespins & line

  80. George Good
    George Good
    2 muaj më parë

    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

  81. George Good
    George Good
    2 muaj më parë

    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

  82. George Good
    George Good
    2 muaj më parë

    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

  83. Darren Art
    Darren Art
    2 muaj më parë

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

  84. Christian Helfmann
    Christian Helfmann
    3 muaj më parë

    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

  85. bobfal
    3 muaj më parë

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

  86. Claudiu Beligan
    Claudiu Beligan
    3 muaj më parë

    How about a clothesline?

  87. Rasyad aziz
    Rasyad aziz
    3 muaj më parë

    gak ngerti baha sa inggris

  88. BluezZ
    3 muaj më parë

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

  89. Adam Pecillo
    Adam Pecillo
    3 muaj më parë

    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.

  90. C C
    C C
    3 muaj më parë

    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.

  91. Ashley Collier
    Ashley Collier
    3 muaj më parë

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

  92. Randomix40
    3 muaj më parë

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

  93. Matthew Piper
    Matthew Piper
    3 muaj më parë

    Thank you so much Colin.

  94. Joe Leoffler
    Joe Leoffler
    3 muaj më parë

    lol could have just used a clothesline

  95. Sonic 2.0
    Sonic 2.0
    3 muaj më parë

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

  96. Navigator
    3 muaj më parë

    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.

  97. De boys
    De boys
    3 muaj më parë

    Hallo ik ben Nederlands Hello i Nederlands

  98. marianwhit
    3 muaj më parë

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

  99. Kanalarbeiten !
    Kanalarbeiten !
    3 muaj më parë

    Please build a pulsjet cloth dryer

  100. Lachie Lachie
    Lachie Lachie
    4 muaj më parë

    6:58 are those plastic hands