Sunday, December 2, 2012

Former Afghan Refugee Invents 40€ Wind-Powered Bamboo Landmine Detonator

An Afghan designer and former refugee has developed a low-cost, wind-powered mine detonating device inspired by the toys he played with as a child.  
Massoud Hassani's Mine Kafon is composed almost entirely from bamboo and biodegradable plastics, with a skeletal structure of spiky plungers that resembles a giant spherical tumbleweed from another planet.  
At 70 kilograms, Hassani says his invention is light enough to be propelled by a normal breeze, while still being heavy and big enough - 190cm in diameter - to activate mines as it rolls over them.
From Hassani's own blog:

That is ispiring.

1 comment:

  1. Very cool, with or without the land mine function. Cooler with though.