menu

Bamboo Tumbleweed Finds And Destroys Land Mines

Bamboo Tumbleweed Finds And Destroys Land Mines
Design

The 'Mine Kafon' is a wind-powered land-mine clearer invented by Afghan designer Massoud Hassani.

Emma Hutchings
  • 2 november 2012

Afghan designer Massoud Hassani has created a low cost solution for landmine clearance. His ‘Mine Kafon’ is a 175-pound wind-powered landmine clearer that looks like a giant tumbleweed. Built by hand from bamboo and biodegradable plastics, the creation blows across the ground and is destroyed if it rolls over an undetonated mine.

Mine Kafon also has a GPS chip embedded in it, which enables people to follow its movement on a website to see where it goes, where are the safest paths to walk on, and how many landmines have been destroyed in that area. According to Mashable it cost $50 to build, making it a safer and cheaper alternative to standard mine-clearing methods. Mine Kafon will appear at New York’s MoMA next year and will feature in an upcoming documentary. You can view the teaser video below:

Massoud Hassani

+#design
+#technology
+Bamboo
+Culture
+Design
+Health
+Innovation
+technology
+USA
Trending

Volvo Is Launching A Global Car-Sharing Business

Automotive
PSFK MEMBERSHIP


JOIN RETAIL INTELLIGENCE PLATFORM
Get access to retail reports and 20,000 retail insights


LEARN MORE

TREND REPORT


FORECAST 2020
The Consumer Roles That Will Shape Our Future
 

DOWNLOAD NOW

IoT january 19, 2017
Technology january 19, 2017
No search results found.