a wind-blown, wooden, bamboo-spiked ball, based on homemade childhood toys, that decommissions land mines by blowing them up, and maps its path along the way.
The ball loses a spike or two with each detonation. On-board GPS, reporting to a web site, is used to chart a safe course. As a child in Afghanistan, where there are literally millions of landmines, Hassani made similar toys that did at times wind up in minefields, inspiring this Mine Sweeper.
woensdag 10 augustus 2011
During his childhood in Afghanistan, Massoud Hassani would make toys to be blown by the wind. Sometimes they would end up in a minefield, where he could not retrieve them. Now Massoud’s wind-powered creations are re-designed specifically for clearing minefields.