Paper Bicycle

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by kwanfan1818, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    An Israeli designer, Izhar Gafni, has designed a bicycle made of cardboard, based on the origami principle that folds multiply strength. There's a video at the end the the article that depicts his process:

    http://www.salon.com/2012/09/18/paper_bicycles/?source=newsletter

    As the author points out, were this to be able to be mass-produced, the transport possibilities in developing countries could be huge.
     
  2. MacMadame

    MacMadame Cat Lady-in-Training

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    As long as it doesn't rain. ;)
     
  3. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm interesting.
     
  4. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    Interesting! I love learning about how people are working to create positive change. Wish stuff like this was more widely reported.
     
  5. LilJen

    LilJen Well-Known Member

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    Nope, it's coated with waterproof lacquer. Very cool!
     
  6. eusebius

    eusebius Active Member

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    Ooh, I would like to test drive one of those. Currently I'm riding my mom's coaster bike, fondly known around our house as the "Crapmobile" ... This looks much better!