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Here is an environmentally friendly mode of transportation. Although I wouldn’t use it to commute to work! This looks like a fun project to make with your kids. All you need is some PVC pipe, duct tape, and a large piece of plastic. Oh, and a bit of wind!

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Marc de Vinck

I’m currently working full time as the Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity in the Masters of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship Program at Lehigh University. I’m also an avid product designer, kit maker, author, father, tinkerer, and member of the MAKE Technical Advisory board.



  1. ionymous says:

    For the love of Pete… but a freakin’ helmet on that kid before he wins the next Darwin award!

  2. tallpat says:

    I disagree ionymous… We as a society should stop trying to over protect everyone from the dangers of everything. Stupidity is meant to hurt, how else will anyone learn?

  3. ionymous says:

    I didn’t say anything about society saying he should wear a helmet.
    People don’t have to only learn by doing something stupid and then correcting themselves. They can learn from others before they do something stupid.
    I just done want to see someone, especially a child, get hurt because their parent overlooked something.

    In the right wind, that thing will fly. I remember when I was a kid, sitting on a skateboard, holding a piece of cardboard. I got going uncontrollably fast. Pretty cool.