Wind/Solar Powered Clothes Dryer

22 nóv 2020
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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.

    colinfurzecolinfurze3 mánuðum síðan
    • You stole my idea!! Would work fine in Australia without the wind mill. Air is warm enough to dry If you just keep it moving 👍

      chris ainsworthchris ainsworthDegi Síðan síðan
    • I suggest that you use Black colour drum and curtain to increase the heat when it’s sunny.

      Salman AltuwarikiSalman Altuwariki6 dögum síðan
    • build a hho driven vehicle

      Andy MillAndy Mill16 dögum síðan
    • 6:15 - That type of wind turbine is inherently very inefficient. I've seen quoted efficiency of 8% in literature. A conventional windmill design is much more efficient, even when bearing losses are taken into account.

      RWBHereRWBHere17 dögum síðan
    • Bambico

      Mega8811Mega8811Mánuði síðan
  • 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 klukkustundum síðan
  • I love your work and videos ❤❤👍👍👍👏👏

    NG ArmyNG Army3 dögum síðan
  • 😂 brilliant

    number 1 chief rocker slicknumber 1 chief rocker slick3 dögum síðan
  • 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 Regalado4 dögum síðan
  • Should have installed it into the apocalypse shelter

    lewis mcardlelewis mcardle5 dögum síðan
  • Colin won the award for most calmest video on his channel

    jjlojamojjlojamo6 dögum síðan
  • Maybe just use a cloths line.

    Dingo DogDingo Dog7 dögum síðan
  • I think just doubling the speed would be enough, it doesn't need to go fast but that is outrageously slow lol

    Stevie HoblynStevie Hoblyn7 dögum síðan
  • I've just realized that you look like Chris Hanson's weird British cousin.

    thexbigxgreenthexbigxgreen7 dögum síðan
  • It almost does the same thing as a clothesline

    Matthew PfaffMatthew Pfaff7 dögum síðan
  • It MUST BE awesome to be your neighbor lol.

    CowGoes MooCowGoes Moo8 dögum síðan
  • That was the most boring and useless invention Collin EVER MADE!

    Breaking BreadBreaking Bread8 dögum síðan
  • 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 A9 dögum síðan
  • Dude, just hang it...... let the sun dry em up

    Samuel WongSamuel Wong9 dögum síðan
  • *I WOULD OF BEEN MORE IMPRESSED WITH A WIND POWERED WASHING MACHINE* but love your content colin :) From South Africa

    CrUNKzCrUNKz9 dögum síðan
  • “MMmmmmh....Carbon reduction FReSh!”

    Jon AdamsJon Adams10 dögum síðan
  • I have an idea lets just make a clothes line and let the sun do its job.

    Jose AnimatesJose Animates10 dögum síðan
  • Mate you get no sleep

    DinosaurDemon5 MstDinosaurDemon5 Mst10 dögum síðan
  • I've had a solar/wind drier for years It's a clothes Line hahahahah

    Ricky SicklesRicky Sickles11 dögum síðan
  • Calling brother, what is the name of your country and where is your house?

    MD adnanMD adnan12 dögum síðan
  • Brother Ellen, what is the name of your country and where is your home?

    MD adnanMD adnan12 dögum síðan
  • Just buy the solar panel to run washing machine i think its cost effective and time effective

    SHREY PATELSHREY PATEL12 dögum síðan
  • 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...

    Through the QuantumThrough the Quantum13 dögum síðan
  • gear it up so it spins faster

    Wissid SleeveWissid Sleeve13 dögum síðan
  • Now make a bigger one and make it a human hamster wheel generator

    Alex CAlex C15 dögum síðan
  • clothespins & line

    waptek2waptek217 dögum síðan
  • 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 Good18 dögum síðan
  • 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 Good18 dögum síðan
  • 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 Good18 dögum síðan
  • Is the General Grievous saber copter a good idea? I've always wondered if it could be viable for lightsaber combat

    Darren ArtDarren Art20 dögum síðan
  • 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 Helfmann23 dögum síðan
  • I think this video set renewables back at least 10 years 😆

    bobfalbobfal23 dögum síðan
  • How about a clothesline?

    Claudiu BeliganClaudiu Beligan25 dögum síðan
  • gak ngerti baha sa inggris

    Rasyad azizRasyad aziz25 dögum síðan
  • too bad you're still dumping washing detergent into the ocean

    BluezZBluezZMánuði síðan
  • 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 PecilloMánuði síðan
  • 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 CMánuði síðan
  • I am making wind powered washing machine and I made a wind turbine

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

    Randomix40Randomix40Mánuði síðan
  • Thank you so much Colin.

    Matthew PiperMatthew PiperMánuði síðan
  • lol could have just used a clothesline

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

    Sonic 2.0Sonic 2.0Mánuði síðan
  • 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.

    NavigatorNavigatorMánuði síðan
  • Hallo ik ben Nederlands Hello i Nederlands

    De boysDe boysMánuði síðan
  • Some great shooting in this video, thanks to the videographer!

    marianwhitmarianwhitMánuði síðan
  • Please build a pulsjet cloth dryer

    Kanalarbeiten !Kanalarbeiten !Mánuði síðan
  • 6:58 are those plastic hands

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

    sunshinemodels1sunshinemodels1Mánuði síðan
    • Was looking for this comment

      Sasha DomoSasha DomoMánuði síðan
  • Who else thinks Colin would make an epic engineering teacher

    Someonelse YTSomeonelse YTMánuði síðan
  • do you pay any tax for using wind and solar power?

    7th Seeker7th SeekerMánuði síðan
  • You're green(dry)washing Shell;)

    Bartłomiej ŁukaszewskiBartłomiej ŁukaszewskiMánuði síðan
  • #moneywash machine ?

    kose2ikkose2ikMánuði síðan
  • 8:00 oh boy, how did you cut yourself? O.O

    renegade2krenegade2kMánuði síðan
  • 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

    chris ballchris ballMánuði síðan
  • It s cool, but really useless

    Anian DenglerAnian Dengler2 mánuðum síðan
  • well since it spits out all colins socks they will just be smelly forever haha

    Tom's WorldTom's World2 mánuðum síðan
  • Eyyyyy how on earths hell hole did I miss this video

    omega-LSPomega-LSP2 mánuðum síðan
  • Isn't that what clothes lines are for collin 🤣 put em out in the sun to dry

    Adrian KingstonAdrian Kingston2 mánuðum síðan
  • Or you could just get a solar panel and wire it up to a normal tumble dryer... just a suggestion...

    Decimus64Decimus642 mánuðum síðan
  • Furze, please tell me what you can't build.

    KaxorKaxor2 mánuðum síðan
  • my mom needs that...

    Hussain Mulla AhmedHussain Mulla Ahmed2 mánuðum síðan
  • There's a slug falling from your clothes on 11:19. Maybe something to think about when building an outdoor dryer without any door.

    Remco MRemco M2 mánuðum síðan
  • A convection drier driven by just solar heat would be so much simpler and cheaper.

    André HolmbergAndré Holmberg2 mánuðum síðan
  • 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.

    Joey isamazingJoey isamazing2 mánuðum síðan
  • For some reason ISworlds unsubbed me from you? I wondered why I wasn't seeing new stuff!

    Reckluse MusicReckluse Music2 mánuðum síðan
    • @colinfurze Me Too! Merry Christmas dude

      Reckluse MusicReckluse Music2 mánuðum síðan
    • I hate that this happens

      colinfurzecolinfurze2 mánuðum síðan
  • 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!

    levi levislevi levis2 mánuðum síðan
    • 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

      colinfurzecolinfurze2 mánuðum síðan
  • Use the wind and solar to charge battery banks to run a tumble dryer.. But Where's the fun in that

    mike allenmike allen2 mánuðum síðan
  • jzjzjkskkskzjms

    Elle GarciaElle Garcia2 mánuðum síðan
  • his engine setup looks like a coffee machine

    Kellie LangeliersKellie Langeliers2 mánuðum síðan
  • I can see the appeal of these in a city. Think 20 of these on top of an apartment block. Hmm...

    MazeFrameMazeFrame2 mánuðum síðan
  • 9:17 perfect representation of UK accent

    Kieran DawsonKieran Dawson2 mánuðum síðan
    • Also 6:23 :)

      Jonas KeuneckeJonas Keunecke13 dögum síðan
  • Why put a fan in when you could have put an electric heater....This is the reason engineers are still making revisions after projects are 90% complete.

    AshtrayAnnieAshtrayAnnie2 mánuðum síðan
  • 6:56 these hands xD

    keinolekeinole2 mánuðum síðan
  • Real life phineas and ferb

    abdullah hamzaabdullah hamza2 mánuðum síðan

    Brodee WerahikoBrodee Werahiko2 mánuðum síðan
  • Should we tell him about clothes lines?

  • You say: "Clothes Dryer" I say: Much needed soil sifter, plz

    I Am Stan StJackI Am Stan StJack2 mánuðum síðan
  • Wait a sec, did you do a compare test on just hanging them outside in the sun?

    走氣汽水走氣汽水2 mánuðum síðan
  • If you could insulate it then you'd have a perfect machine that could make ice cream for you without using electricity

    Omesh PersaudOmesh Persaud2 mánuðum síðan
  • As is often said, if it's stupid and works, it's not stupid is it?

    theemissary1313theemissary13132 mánuðum síðan
  • Colin, you need a taller tower for your windmill.

    Electricity tasterElectricity taster2 mánuðum síðan
  • This is the worst reinvention of the wheel. And who needs a tumble dryer if you can air dry it on a clothes horse.

    MyEconomics101MyEconomics1012 mánuðum síðan
  • Try putting a heating element in front or back of the fan

    Kerim MededovicKerim Mededovic2 mánuðum síðan
  • Aca esta el comentario en español que estabas buscando!

    ElSanty_ PirisElSanty_ Piris2 mánuðum síðan
  • 4:32 - Giant mouse? Why when you have a kid? :D

    Prostě KopecProstě Kopec2 mánuðum síðan
  • That clothes drier is a thing of beauty, surely there is a market for a lovely refined version even if it is just solar.

    Mr BelterMr Belter2 mánuðum síðan
  • Great

    Gentile ukGentile uk2 mánuðum síðan
  • The 'Wind/Solar Powered Clothes Dryer' has already been invented. It's called a '#WashingLine'. 👍🏻😂

    GoatlipsGoatlips2 mánuðum síðan
    • ...No, I did not check the previous comments. Also - I was impressed by the creation - definitely easier than a washing line, albeit considerably more expensive to make (especially if you only have cutlery for tools to begin with).

      GoatlipsGoatlips2 mánuðum síðan
  • Can anyone calculate how many times he would have to use it / how long for, to re-gain the energy used while building the thing? ;)

    GhozerGhozer2 mánuðum síðan
  • Mr Bean also did something similar (Or at least, the animated show)

    Luxray LloydLuxray Lloyd2 mánuðum síðan
  • Colin your a frickin genius and I absolutely love your videos 👍👍👍

    Gavin CoyleGavin Coyle2 mánuðum síðan
  • 16 desember 2020 The likes is 69K lol

    Muhammad Farel FratamaMuhammad Farel Fratama2 mánuðum síðan

    DanivalDanival2 mánuðum síðan
  • Isn’t a wind powered clothes drying machine just the wind 😂

    Charlie BonfieldCharlie Bonfield2 mánuðum síðan
  • Maybe it's just me having been studying a lot of german over the past 3 years but he looks pretty german lol. Loved the vid colin.

    MrFox666MrFox6662 mánuðum síðan
  • what happened to your face at 8:26

    MuzzleburnhurtsMuzzleburnhurts2 mánuðum síðan
  • It looks like modern art

    Tommy P.Tommy P.2 mánuðum síðan
  • Now grab a black hose, put it a wooden box with glass and make sure it's a coil with plenty of length in this box. Put this box somewhere under the sun, blow air from one side, get warm air on the other.

    Tony MillerTony Miller2 mánuðum síðan
  • This isn't colin, where is his tie?

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