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 My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

  • 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?

    • Elliot Murphy

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

    • Anonymous

      Double-sided foam tape?

  • 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.