Wind-Powered Mine Sweeper Inspired by Childhood Toy

Massoud Hassani Turns Childhood Toy into Wind-Powered Mine Sweepers

Inspired by a childhood toy, Afghani designer Massoud Hassani created this huge wind-powered  bamboo mine detector as a solution to the land mines problem infested in Afghanistan.  The Mine Sweeper is a bamboo-spiked ball that loses spikes when it hits and destroys a land mine.  With a built-in GPS chip, this product is capable of locating which land mines have been destroyed so that the locals know which areas are safe.

The Mine Sweeper is nominated for the Design of the Year 2012 by the Design Museum in London. 

via Design Indaba

images © Massoud Hassani

Massoud Hassani Turns Childhood Toy into Wind-Powered Mine Sweepers

Massoud Hassani Turns Childhood Toy into Wind-Powered Mine Sweepers

Massoud Hassani Turns Childhood Toy into Wind-Powered Mine Sweepers