The Rolling Mine destroyer
Here we are in front of an innovative invention. A mine destroyer worthy of being cheap and at the same time artistically cool. The Mine Kafon will be part of the collection MOMA (New York) and Hassani will also have an exposition in this renowned museum in March 2013.
Invented by Hassani,student at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, the ‘tool’ is inspired by an Afgan toy.
It’s spherical , a sort of Hedgehog with over 150 bamboo legs with a terminal plastic disc on a side and connected to a central steel ball. It has also a GPS chip integrated in it.
This Mine Sweeper is windpropelled and it seems ideal for the removal of anti-personnel landmines, of course the device does not seem to emulate the weight of a tank or activate magnetic mines. However, the fact remains that it is an interesting device, especially for its low cost, since in case of engagement of explosive will be sufficient to change terminals. And what if there is no wind ?
- Kickstarting a landmine detonator (ponoko.com)
- Wind-powered mine detonator on Kickstarter (dezeen.com)
- A Cheap Landmine Detector That Acts Like A Tumbleweed (fastcoexist.com)
- FLASHBACK: Mine Kaffon: The low-tech, high-design tumbleweed minesweeper (sott.net)
- Mine Kafon; a bamboo tumbleweed that clears landmines (boingboing.net)
Category: Military Technology