The Cardboard Bike
Employing the ancient Japanese art of Origami, this imaginative inventor use those techniques to make the bicycle capable of handling loads of as much as 485 lbs.
The Cardboard Bike
Some clever person had actually built a canoe out of cardboard, and finding out that this had happened prompted Israeli inventor Izhar Gafni to immediately start conjuring up other uses for this amazingly durable material, which is extremely cheap and very eco-friendly - coming up with, of all things, a bicycle constructed out of cardboard.
Engineers, when asked about it, said it simply would not be possible, yet the wife of this imaginative man knew that her would be unable to let go so easily, so she instructed him to plough on with his endevours, to avoid driving her round the bend.
His research resulted in a rather attractive, waterproof, simple and utterly usable bicycle, which many are sure to be highly impressed by. The inventor said that he really loves bicycles, and working in the USA got him to asking, when in California if anyone had already conceived a cardboard bicycle, according to No Camels, an Israeli invention blog site.
Izhar was relieved to discover similar concepts based on bamboo only, though engineers asked about possibility producing a cardboard bicycle, sent him away. Undeterred, he was shortly after watching a TV programme that clear to him that he was heading in the right direction, so he began experimenting - to find what produces the desired strength and durability - with different materials on cardboard.
Employing the ancient Japanese art of Origami, this imaginative inventor use those techniques to make the bicycle capable of handling loads of as much as 485 lbs. As the makers need only about $9 worth of cardboard to build each machine, Izhar is hopeful that, when they eventually hit the market - set for sometime next year - they will cost at most $60 each, their cheapness making them very unattractive to thieves, which has to be a great bonus for any buyer.