A Low Cost Solution To Land Mine Clearance

MIL-STD-11-25-2012

An amazing tumbleweed-inspired product that will no doubt save lives:

He starts talking about the product at 1:45.

Wow… even sustainable components such as bamboo are used in his design and those rubber shocks look like basic toilet plungers.

A TED talk by the designer:

The designer says it costs around €40 ($52 USD) to create a single one of his tumblers, which is way less expensive than current removal methods he says cost roughly $1200 per mine.

You can visit the designer Massoud Hassani‘s website for more information.

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Drebin December 24, 2012 at 09:12 pm

What a fantastic idea! One of those “why didn’t I think of that?” ideas.

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