From the Makery: Wickerbombing, 3D Printed Homes, and a Bike Petrol Pump

Art,Business,Technology January 29, 2013 7:53 pm
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Wickerbombing

Beyond yarnbombing, Ojo Obaniyi of Nigeria has completely encased his VW pickup in wicker – the interior, the body, and the hubcaps. An weaving artisan by trade, he uses the pickup as a mobile advertisement and artist’s statement. “‘I wanted to prove a point that it is not only the educated elite that can make positive changes in society.’ ”

3D Printed Houses

Today, desk toys, tomorrow, your home. Designers at a Dutch architecture firm plan to use the huge 3D printer created by Enrico Dini to build a livable home. Dini’s printer uses a mixture of rocks, sand, and liquid binding agent to print structures, but this is the first building designed to be occupied.

Bike Pump

In the wake of Japan’s tsunami, electricity was lacking and fuel was in high demand. These enterprising engineers rigged up a pedal-powered pump to siphon fuel out of underground tanks and into cars.