Design and Technology

Laura Rigon


Solar Spin

A solar-powered washing machine for the homeless

Being exposed to the severe realities of homelessness during my time overseas, as well as during my involvement in the Kings Cross Homeless Mission, inspired me to create this project to support those in need.

Solar Spin is an eco-friendly, portable washing machine, designed to aid those who lack access to cleaning/sanitation devices.

Charged by moveable solar panels and made with durable polycarbonate and aluminium, Solar Spin is equipped with the technology to withstand all weather conditions and store energy for long periods of time.

The dual-bucket agitation system provides efficient and successful cleaning of clothes, with a sealed bearing system creating a waterproof structure. It is so important that we strive to help those who need it most, and I hope to make a difference with Solar Spin.