Washing machines done the open source way

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Where does open design and sustainability meet Tide? The open washing machine project.

“On the surface, the project seems pretty straightforward; draw up some plans for a do-it-yourself washing machine and freely distribute them to anyone who needs them,” writes Lisa Hoover on OStatic.com, Designing Open Source Washing Machines for Underdeveloped Nations.

The project comes with it's fare share of challenges, but I'm confident that the open source way can meet those challenges to create a better way to wash clothes in developing countries.

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