If you get distracted with brilliant blogs written by unspeakably handsome writers and forget about your laundry only to find your clothes smelly and gross in the machine five hours later, this hack's for you.
Ryan Rose added an ethernet port and a limit switch to his washer to detect on/off cycles and transmit the data in a more forceful way than some lame "ding" sound. When Ryan's drawers are done, his washer sends the signal to a couple of LED signs in his living room that flash "WASH," as well as sending Tweets to his questionably-named Twitter account, Pimpy3Wash. It's actually pretty useful; clothes can get nasty when left to ferment in the machine, and I know I'm not the only one to get distracted by all the shiny things on the internet instead of keeping a careful watch on my duds. [MAKE via Technabob]