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IJSTR >> Volume 3- Issue 11, November 2014 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616

Pedal Powered Washing Machine (PPWM)

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Adarsh Ranjan, Kushagra Sharan, Sudeep Mazumdar



Index Terms: Bicycle Chain, Drive Selector, Drying, Pedal Power, Pedaling Rate, Rack and Pinion, Rinsing, Slider Crank Mechanism, Sprockets, Washing.



Abstract: Pedal Powered Washing Machine (PPWM) is a low cost washing machine made up of easily and readily available scrap parts in daily life. It is a machine which generates power through human pedaling and with the drive mechanism, converts the pedaling motion into required rotary motion of the drum. Its innovation lies in its simple design, use of inexpensive parts, very low repairing and maintenance cost, affordability to each member of the society and it does not affect the environment. Our team intends to directly address the problems faced in washing clothes, and thus have developed a new design for easy effort in washing, rinsing and drying clothes. PPWM is a completely new concept, which in its one laundry cycle does washing, rinsing and drying of clothes similar to that of an automatic washing machine available in the market.



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