Peggy is a smart clothes-peg prototype that uses a number of sensors and local weather information to tell you when the washing is dry and ping you when rain’s on the way to prevent you drying the same load twice.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.gizmag.com
In Auckland, they say the best way to tell the weather is to look out the window and that isn’t always that trustworthy. We are known for four seasons a day, although El Nino has made things a little more reliable this year.
The Internet of Things or IoT is going to change the way we do things whether we need it or not.
You might say that you don’t need a smart clothes peg to tell you it is going to rain or how long your clothes are going to take to dry. You might say you don’t need a pile of technology that can predict the weather.
I’ll bet that somewhere along the line (pun intended) your predecessors said the same about the electric washing machine. They had perfectly good washboards and a bit of elbow grease never hurt anyone, right?
If I was selling this technology, I would sign up with the national weather service and share the information with the grid, so to speak. Imagine effectively having a network of millions of weather stations all over the country.
As to washing lines, who needs one of those when you have a clothes drier?
So how about some feedback:
1. Do you still use a tub and a washboard?
2. Do you hand out your clothes when it’s dry or use a clothes drier?
3. Do you ever get caught out with clothes out in the rain?
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