Monday, August 6, 2012

Bike papercraft - Recycled Cardboard Bicycles For $9

The last time you purchased something made entirely from cardboard, chances are it was a box to pack up your belongings. While the sturdy material is perfect for moving your stuff, an inventor Izhar Gafni from Israel has figured out a way to make cardboard move you. Using nine dollars worth of materials, bicycle enthusiast has created a bicycle primarily out of recycled cardboard that is not only strong and durable but inexpensive to make. It cost about $9-$12 to manufacture this lightweight bicycle which can withstand water and humidity. The technology makes the environmentalist's choice mode of transportation even a bit greener and easier on the wallet. While the cost to make the bicycle ranges from nine to twelve dollars, the manufacturer expects to sell the vehicle for sixty to ninety dollars depending on the optional addition of an electric motor.