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Thursday, September 08, 2005
Smart pegs keep rain off
Hanging out the washing only to witness a downpour five minutes later has long been accepted as one of life's little bugbears.
But a final year student at Brunel University has come up with a weather-predicting clothes peg he hopes could solve the issue.

The peg holder can sense changes in air pressure and send electrical signals to metal strips on household pegs.

If rain is forecast within the next half hour, the peg will lock itself.

The lock-down prevents the washing being hung on the line.

Full article.
posted by Naina @ Permalink 9/08/2005 04:09:00 PM   1 comments  --- Google It! ---
1 Comments:
At 9/18/2005 04:23:00 AM, Blogger Nick James said...

That is a very cool peg, although I can see it being quite annoying also.
 
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