MIT Students Create Bicycle-Powered Washing Machine
"The more time I spent there and the more amazing people I met, the more passionate and determined I became about finishing the lavadora and making sure it worked."
- Lisa Tacoronte, MIT student/project participant
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - Many people living in developing countries often lack access to electricity, making something as common as a washing machine a luxury.
The machine was designed to be easy and inexpensive to manufacture, mostly using parts and tools that are readily available anywhere in the developing world.