This is Nathan Housberg’s ROBA Laundry Hamper Invention which is going live on Kickstarter October 1st. After being frustrated using the laundromats as a student at Brown University, he came up with the idea for a laundry hamper that you could zip up and just throw in the washer and it would keep all of your laundry together. You know how it can be in a laundromat sometimes, socks can disappear and things like that. Or they just fall on the dusty floor after you’ve just cleaned them.
Nathan quickly realized he wasn’t the only person getting irritated by all of this, so he came up with a solution and sewed up his first prototypes in his dorm room using his dad’s old sewing machine. He continued to refine it after various tests and the goal was, “I just wanted to pick up a bag and throw the whole thing in the dryer.” So if you’re a tiny houser, apartment dweller, van dweller, sailor, and you happen to use laundromats frequently, you may really like the ROBA… Is this something you think you would like to use?
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He Designed a Laundry Hamper for Laundromats… It Bundles All Of Your Clothes Into A Bag While You Wash And Dry It… Keeping It All in Safe and in Place!
PR Article From Nathan…
A New Laundry Hamper is Launching on Kickstarter and The Laundromat Will Never be the Same.
Rhode Island – Nathan Housberg designed the ROBA Laundry Hamper in his senior year at Brown University to address the needs of students using shared laundry rooms. Prototypes were so successful that he was inspired to launch a Kickstarter campaign that will launch on October 1st. Kickstarter helps artists, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality.
Housberg hated dropping his clean clothes on the dirty floor when he transferred them from the washer to the drier. Moreover, he found that he wasn’t alone; other students complained about losing clothing that was left in or eaten by the machines. Students would return to the laundry room only to find their clothes removed and placed on unhygienic surfaces. Most took the inconvenience for granted, but Nathan wanted to find a better way. The laundry hamper that he designed zips shut and holds all one’s clothes through both the washer and the dryer to eliminate most inconveniences of shared laundry spaces. It works in all side loading high-efficiency machines. “I didn’t want to have to waddle with an armful of wet clothes from the washer to the dryer,” said Housberg, “I just wanted to pick up a bag and throw the whole thing in the dryer.”
Housberg sewed his first prototypes in his dorm room with his dad’s old sewing machine. He tested the designs with his own clothes in his dorm laundry room and refined a design that did not compromise cleanliness or drying time. He gave some Brown University students hampers to use and test and they became enthusiastic fans. Praise spread by word of mouth and other students started requesting their own ROBA Laundry Hampers. To learn more visit http://roba.launchrock.com/.
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