Wind

16 Year Old Landon Kohtz Built a Kite Taller Than He Is

“Indecisive” is a kite built by teenager Landon Kohtz. It’s 7 feet tall with a wing span that almost reaches 10 feet.

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Massoud Hassani’s Mine Kafon

Built using simple materials like bamboo and biodegradable plastic, Massoud Hassani’s Mine Kafons are kinetic sculptures that save lives. Carried by the wind, the tumbling dandelion-shaped orbs cover large swaths of land scattered with abandoned land mines. As the plastic pads that cover its outer surface detonates the ordnance, the device absorbs the impact of the blast with minimal damage.

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New Speed Record for Wind-Powered Kart

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8MWCvKIi7E?rel=0&w=640&h=360] [Video Link] We’ve covered the wind kart creations of Rick Cavallaro and his colleague John Borton many times in the pages of MAKE and Make: Online. Why? Because we are fascinated by their successful efforts to build a wind-powered kart that can move directly downwind faster than the wind. After proving that “DDWFTTW” […]

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Aquaponic education and the Sun Curve

Megan Simmons of ISKME tells us about the Sun Curve Design Challenge. OERCommons is a place where they are storing and sharing educational resources about the Sun Curve and other educational projects. The structure and systems were designed by INKA Biosperic Systems. You might also check out her photos of the project at Maker Faire.

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