menu

Washing Machine Orders Detergent When It’s Running Low [Pics]

Washing Machine Orders Detergent When It’s Running Low [Pics]
Home

Just one example of how Berg aims to create a connected home.

Serena Chu
  • 28 february 2014

Designed by Berg, Cloudwash is a prototype washing machine that is connected to a web platform, giving people the option to set up wash loads and purchase detergent all with an app. To test out how appliance connectivity can enhance our home living, the designers of Cloudwash made adjustments to a Zanussi washing machine and intercepted its system controls by inserting an Arduino Mega to communicate the serial data passing back and forth – such reverse engineering provide essential infrastructural information on the machine.

buttons

The communicative network is built using Node.js and MySQL, and serves as a virtual database of each connected machine’s programed state. Initiated events are updated in the database and sent to the paired iOS device with a push notification. Cloudwash can also remind its owners to purchase detergent from Amazon when supply is low.

Even though standard washing machines feature multiple pre-programmed wash cycles, Berg designers found that people only make use of two or three, which led them to create a control system that provides a more practical legend. Cloudwash has three customizable options, which can be configured using the smartphone app.

presets

While Cloudwash is only in the early stages, it does, however, provide a new look at how the Internet of Things will change domestic life. Cloudwash is looking to discover new ways they can connect products, so if you want to start a conversation, you can contact them directly here. 

Below is a informational video on the washing machine, check it out.

Cloudwash

 

Home
Trending

Brand Engagement At The Gates Of The World's Largest Open-Air Gallery

Culture
Asia Yesterday

Safe Drivers Rewarded In Japan With Free Coffee

Driving Barista is a new app that encourages Japanese motorists to put their phones down as they drive

Arts & Culture Yesterday

Michael Kors Has Designed Their Own Instant Camera

In a partnership with Fuji, the limited edition Instax Mini 70 comes in an exclusive metallic gold color

Trending

Get PSFK's Related Report: Future of Automotive

See All
Health Yesterday

Manage Your Emotional Health Through Your Phone

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer has created a new iOS app meant to help patients track mental progress and set goals

Food Yesterday

Delete Food Pics Off Of Instagram To Feed The Hungry

Land O'Lakes and Feeding America are donating meals for every picture of a meal taken off of the social platform

Design & Architecture Yesterday

This Shape-Shifting Pod Could Be The Future Of The Cubicle

MIT and Google have designed a new form of work enclosure meant to offer privacy in open-office layouts

Advertising Yesterday

Billboard Spies On People As They Walk By

To promote the movie "Snowden," the advertisement broadcasts information on passersby without their knowledge

Fashion Yesterday

Anti-Pollution Scarf Helps Cyclists Ride Through Cities

An innovative system filters pollutants and its accompanying app monitors quality of the air

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Automotive
Scenarios Driving The Digital Transformation Of An Industry
NEW

PSFK Op-Ed Yesterday

Energy Expert: How American Consumers Are Taking Control Of Their Power Use

Jennifer Tuohy, green tech expert at The Home Depot, discusses green home technologies and developments for renewable technologies in US homes

PSFK Labs Yesterday

New Mentorship Ecosystems Benefit All Levels Of An Organization

PSFK’s Future of Work report explores how technology is being leveraged to support cross-team communication

Automotive Yesterday

Volvo’s Self-Driving Trucks Will Soon Be Put To Work In An Underground Mine

The fully-automated vehicles are part of a development project to help improve safety for workers

Work Yesterday

Editorial Roundtable: How Will Companies Staff The Workplace Of The Future?

Managed By Q, Soma, Workbar, Primary, AltSchool and thinkPARALLAX examine the ways that a people-first workplace might disrupt the job hiring process

Arts & Culture Yesterday

Mischievous Drone Will Drop Paint-Filled Balloons On Targets Of Your Choosing

A German photography team developed the flying device to accurately deliver a payload wherever needed

Retail Yesterday

Snapchat Reveals A Striking Pair Of Video-Recording Sunglasses

Spectacles make memories from your perspective and transfer them to the app

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders
NEW

Financial Services Yesterday

This Peer-To-Peer Insurance Company Is Powered By Bots

Lemonade is a new product designed to lighten the paperwork and provide instant, helpful service when needed

Design Yesterday

Concept Artists And Scientists Form Partnership To Visualize The Future

The collaboration hopes to liberate ideas and innovations trapped in notebooks

Automotive Yesterday

Uber Could Be Bringing Vertical Takeoff Transport To Your City

The ridesharing app is looking into the development of nimble aircraft for urban environments

No search results found.