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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  • colinfurze

    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.

    • chris ainsworth
      chris ainsworth

      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 👍

    • Salman Altuwariki
      Salman Altuwariki

      I suggest that you use Black colour drum and curtain to increase the heat when it’s sunny.

    • Andy Mill
      Andy Mill

      build a hho driven vehicle

    • RWBHere

      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.

    • Mega8811


  • NG Army
    NG Army

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

  • number 1 chief rocker slick
    number 1 chief rocker slick

    😂 brilliant

  • Gerardo Regalado
    Gerardo Regalado

    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

  • lewis mcardle
    lewis mcardle

    Should have installed it into the apocalypse shelter

  • jjlojamo

    Colin won the award for most calmest video on his channel

  • Dingo Dog
    Dingo Dog

    Maybe just use a cloths line.

  • Stevie Hoblyn
    Stevie Hoblyn

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

  • thexbigxgreen

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

  • Matthew Pfaff
    Matthew Pfaff

    It almost does the same thing as a clothesline

  • CowGoes Moo
    CowGoes Moo

    It MUST BE awesome to be your neighbor lol.

  • Breaking Bread
    Breaking Bread

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

  • Martin A
    Martin A

    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.

  • Samuel Wong
    Samuel Wong

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

  • CrUNKz

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

  • Jon Adams
    Jon Adams

    “MMmmmmh....Carbon reduction FReSh!”

  • Jose Animates
    Jose Animates

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

  • DinosaurDemon5 Mst
    DinosaurDemon5 Mst

    Mate you get no sleep

  • Ricky Sickles
    Ricky Sickles

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

  • MD adnan
    MD adnan

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

  • MD adnan
    MD adnan

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


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

  • Through the Quantum
    Through the Quantum

    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...

  • Wissid Sleeve
    Wissid Sleeve

    gear it up so it spins faster

  • Alex C
    Alex C

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

  • waptek2

    clothespins & line

  • George Good
    George Good

    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 Good
    George Good

    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 Good
    George Good

    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

  • Darren Art
    Darren Art

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

  • Christian Helfmann
    Christian Helfmann

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  • bobfal

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

  • Claudiu Beligan
    Claudiu Beligan

    How about a clothesline?

  • Rasyad aziz
    Rasyad aziz

    gak ngerti baha sa inggris

  • BluezZ

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

  • Adam Pecillo
    Adam Pecillo

    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.

  • C C
    C C

    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.

  • Ashley Collier
    Ashley Collier

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

  • Randomix40

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

  • Matthew Piper
    Matthew Piper

    Thank you so much Colin.

  • Joe Leoffler
    Joe Leoffler

    lol could have just used a clothesline

  • Sonic 2.0
    Sonic 2.0

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

  • Navigator

    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.

  • De boys
    De boys

    Hallo ik ben Nederlands Hello i Nederlands

  • marianwhit

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

  • Kanalarbeiten !
    Kanalarbeiten !

    Please build a pulsjet cloth dryer

  • Lachie Lachie
    Lachie Lachie

    6:58 are those plastic hands

  • sunshinemodels1

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

    • Sasha Domo
      Sasha Domo

      Was looking for this comment

  • Someonelse YT
    Someonelse YT

    Who else thinks Colin would make an epic engineering teacher

  • 7th Seeker
    7th Seeker

    do you pay any tax for using wind and solar power?

  • Bartłomiej Łukaszewski
    Bartłomiej Łukaszewski

    You're green(dry)washing Shell;)

  • kose2ik

    #moneywash machine ?

  • renegade2k

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

  • chris ball
    chris ball

    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

  • Anian Dengler
    Anian Dengler

    It s cool, but really useless

  • Tom's World
    Tom's World

    well since it spits out all colins socks they will just be smelly forever haha

  • omega-LSP

    Eyyyyy how on earths hell hole did I miss this video

  • Adrian Kingston
    Adrian Kingston

    Isn't that what clothes lines are for collin 🤣 put em out in the sun to dry

  • Decimus64

    Or you could just get a solar panel and wire it up to a normal tumble dryer... just a suggestion...

  • Kaxor

    Furze, please tell me what you can't build.

  • Hussain Mulla Ahmed
    Hussain Mulla Ahmed

    my mom needs that...

  • Remco M
    Remco M

    There's a slug falling from your clothes on 11:19. Maybe something to think about when building an outdoor dryer without any door.

  • André Holmberg
    André Holmberg

    A convection drier driven by just solar heat would be so much simpler and cheaper.

  • Joey isamazing
    Joey isamazing

    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.

  • Reckluse Music
    Reckluse Music

    For some reason INfun unsubbed me from you? I wondered why I wasn't seeing new stuff!

    • Reckluse Music
      Reckluse Music

      @colinfurze Me Too! Merry Christmas dude

    • colinfurze

      I hate that this happens

  • levi levis
    levi levis

    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!

    • colinfurze

      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

  • mike allen
    mike allen

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

  • Elle Garcia
    Elle Garcia


  • Kellie Langeliers
    Kellie Langeliers

    his engine setup looks like a coffee machine

  • MazeFrame

    I can see the appeal of these in a city. Think 20 of these on top of an apartment block. Hmm...

  • Kieran Dawson
    Kieran Dawson

    9:17 perfect representation of UK accent

    • Jonas Keunecke
      Jonas Keunecke

      Also 6:23 :)

  • AshtrayAnnie

    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.

  • keinole

    6:56 these hands xD

  • abdullah hamza
    abdullah hamza

    Real life phineas and ferb

  • Brodee Werahiko
    Brodee Werahiko



    Should we tell him about clothes lines?

  • I Am Stan StJack
    I Am Stan StJack

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

  • 走氣汽水

    Wait a sec, did you do a compare test on just hanging them outside in the sun?

  • Omesh Persaud
    Omesh Persaud

    If you could insulate it then you'd have a perfect machine that could make ice cream for you without using electricity

  • theemissary1313

    As is often said, if it's stupid and works, it's not stupid is it?

  • Electricity taster
    Electricity taster

    Colin, you need a taller tower for your windmill.

  • MyEconomics101

    This is the worst reinvention of the wheel. And who needs a tumble dryer if you can air dry it on a clothes horse.

  • Kerim Mededovic
    Kerim Mededovic

    Try putting a heating element in front or back of the fan

  • ElSanty_ Piris
    ElSanty_ Piris

    Aca esta el comentario en español que estabas buscando!

  • Prostě Kopec
    Prostě Kopec

    4:32 - Giant mouse? Why when you have a kid? :D

  • Mr Belter
    Mr Belter

    That clothes drier is a thing of beauty, surely there is a market for a lovely refined version even if it is just solar.

  • Gentile uk
    Gentile uk


  • Goatlips

    The 'Wind/Solar Powered Clothes Dryer' has already been invented. It's called a '#WashingLine'. 👍🏻😂

    • Goatlips

      ...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).

  • Ghozer

    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? ;)

  • Luxray Lloyd
    Luxray Lloyd

    Mr Bean also did something similar (Or at least, the animated show)

  • Gavin Coyle
    Gavin Coyle

    Colin your a frickin genius and I absolutely love your videos 👍👍👍

  • Muhammad Farel Fratama
    Muhammad Farel Fratama

    16 desember 2020 The likes is 69K lol

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  • Charlie Bonfield
    Charlie Bonfield

    Isn’t a wind powered clothes drying machine just the wind 😂

  • MrFox666

    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.

  • Muzzleburnhurts

    what happened to your face at 8:26

  • Tommy P.
    Tommy P.

    It looks like modern art

  • Tony Miller
    Tony Miller

    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.

  • Aaaa aaAa
    Aaaa aaAa

    This isn't colin, where is his tie?

  • Keith Youngblood
    Keith Youngblood

    Colin Furze has burned and blown up so much stuff that there is no amount of laundry dried by the wind in the known universe to offset this. LOL #climatechangeisfake