Re: Looking for folks to have a community technology conversation with
From: Sharon Villines (
Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2012 06:51:47 -0800 (PST)
On Dec 21, 2012, at 8:38 PM, Timothy Hunter <cyclists [at]> wrote:

> The idea is to remotely monitor their availability, not schedule their use. 
> Check out Laundry View:

Amazing. Do you know how this works? How much it costs to set up? The site 
doesn't give any clues except that you can use a cell phone and receive alerts 
when the machines are available.

For large communities it might reduce the number of machines, and thus the 
space required, because use could be more easily balanced. Though I think less 
than two machines would cancel out some of the convenience of a laundry room -- 
 being able to do more than one load at a time.

The site also includes a very nice "Laundry Help" page of links to helpful 
sites with laundering, ironing, stain removal, drying tips, water quality 
problems, etc. Includes the "Campus Clothesline" and cleaning manufacturers' 

(Includes the tip to shake out each item of clothing before putting it in the 
dryer. Obvious but never occurred to me. That's what you do when you line dry.)

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