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.

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