The Bicycle Machines of Guatamala

I wrote a little something about this a while back; see the post about the BicimáquinasMatt, from Makeshift sent me this link and asked me to share it.  Have a look.  It is pretty inspiring to see Makers of this caliber.

From their YouTube page:

“Power Hackers, a series made in collaboration with Autodesk, profiles unexpected makers and designers who are developing creative climate solutions.

This video profiles the inspiring work of Maya Pedal, a Guatemalan organization that produces “bicimaquinas,” or bicycle-powered machines. The income-generating devices range from blenders to milling machines. Along with clever engineering, director Mario Juarez has succeeded in fostering pride in the community’s work.

Makeshift is a field guide to hidden creativity. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to follow original series like Power Hackers.”

While you’re at it, have a look at their quarterly magazine at http://mkshft.org.

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About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee musician ... mostly
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9 Responses to The Bicycle Machines of Guatamala

  1. anglo says:

    I have long enjoyed appropriate technology , so here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJrSUHK9Luw. I understand they’ve been touring

  2. anglo says:

    Now I’ll have to go look into Giatas

  3. anglo says:

    Found a general treatment of bicycle power : http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2011/05/pedal-powered-farms-and-factories.html at your favored site

  4. anglo says:

    No , No , your links were ok , this is No Tech related

  5. Very interesting, thanks for sharing!

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