Washing machine mechanical timer replaced with microcontroller

After the electromechanical timer on [Paul Canello’s] washing machine broke for the third time he decided he needed to stop repairing it and find a more permanent fix. He decided to build his own microcontroller-based system for washing his clothes. The controller on a washing machine is nothing more than a mechanical alarm clock. It starts the cycle, then moves through various modes based on the passage of time. 

[via] hackday    Source: Pablin

1 Comment

  1. Washout April 30, 2012 8:58 pm 

    I think it’s absolutely useless to give second life to such machine. Spin on 500 rpm now it’s not sufficient. It was better to find more fast washer.

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