* Effie is able to save 95 percent of drying and ironing time
* The device is able to dry and iron 12 separate piece of clothing within 3 minutes
* It was designed by engineers Rohan Kamdar and Trevor Kerth, both 27-year old
Two young engineers have created a robot that is able to iron any piece of clothing, ranging from crumpled shirts to underwear.
In order to iron a shirt, you first hang it up in the machine’s cabinet on adjustable hangers. The doors close, and the internal steam iron puts tension through the shirt – removing any wrinkles.
According to the inventors, the device, named ‘Effie’ is able to dry and iron 12 piece of clothing at once, and can get clothing ready within 3 minutes – cutting down 95 per cent of time required to do that normally. It also has a companion app that alerts you when your clothes are done.
Underwear can be hung in a bag inside to be dried, and a scented ball can be added to the steam tank, in order to give your clothing a smell of your choice.
Effie was designed by Rohan Kamdar and Trevor Kerth, both 27-year old mechanical engineering master’s holders. Mr Kamder is a graduate of University of Cambridge, while Mr Kerth, originally from the US, is a graduate of University of California in San Diego.
The duo built Effie in Mr Kamdar’s family home in Pinners, North London – out of 141 components. They have created a fully working prototype of Effie, with a full version expected in spring 2018.
The device which got its name from ‘Fe’ – the symbol for iron metal on the periodic table – measures 128cm high, 80cm wide and 40cm deep.
Speaking on the motivation behind the creation of Effie, Mr Kamdar said: “I got married recently and realised how much my mother did for me. I now have to do my own ironing.”
“I don’t entertain the idea of my wife, Payal, doing the ironing, she’s a doctor and she has more than enough to be getting on with without doing my ironing.
“The idea of the device is to save time and effort. The idea of the device is to be for ironing what the washing machine is for washing clothes.
“Nobody likes doing it, no matter what they say. The point of the device is to take away the pain, that’s what we are trying to do.”
Effie is expected to cost £699 (N335,000) when it becomes fully available.
[Featured photo: helloeffie]