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