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Clever improvisation from LifeHacker alum Jason Fitzpatrick. No reason you couldn’t adapt the design for non-dishwasher purposes, or for systems with more than two states.

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


  • http://john.v.myopenid.com/ John V

    I miss this SO MUCH, but our dishwasher is neither metal (magnet friendly) or smooth (suction cup friendly)… what am I to do?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=193107932 Elliot Murphy

      What the hell is your dishwasher made of?! Bricks?

    • Anonymous

      Double-sided foam tape?

  • http://alex.s.myopenid.com/ Helifino

    I had one once which was ever-so-slightly off-balance… If you forgot to flip it from ‘dirty’ when you ran the washer, it would vibrate itself to the ‘clean’ state.