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Introducing the Dish-O-Tron 6000!

You may remember Quinn Dunki’s LED Heart Pendant project that she did last month, inspired by Charles Platt’s Make: Electronics book. Quinn has struck again, this time creating a device that attaches to her dishwasher to tell her what state the contents are in. She writes:

I’m absentminded in general, but especially when it comes to the dishwasher. I can never remember whether the dishes are clean, whether the machine needs to be run, or emptied, or whatever. I needed a solution to this problem. My first thought was to hang a flippable sign on the door that said “clean” on one side, and “dirty” on the other. Simple, logical, functional. My second thought was, “What?!? That’s dangerously under-engineered. I can make something much more ridiculous than that.”

This contraption is the result.

Sounds like fun to us! You can access the project via the Make: Project widget below, or directly, on this link. To find out more about Quinn, her site is called BlondiHacks.

A million thanks to Quinn for loading this project onto MAKE, and for doing such fun work. We can wait to see what shenanigans to get up to next!

Dish-O-Tron 6000

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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