After capturing the imagination of people around the world last year with video of a bicycle made almost entirely out of cardboard, Israeli inventor Izhar Gafni is now hoping to capture money from folks who would like to own one. Cardboard Technologies is launching a Kickstarter campaign that offers “limited and exclusive access” to those interested in getting […]
The TODAY anchors check out bikes composed of 99 percent recycled material, 90 percent of which is recycled cardboard. Made by Cardboard Technologies, the bikes recently won Popular Science’s Invention Award.
May 27 (Bloomberg) — You’d be mad to ride a bike on Israel’s roads. But not as mad as one man, who’s made a road-worthy bike out of cardboard. Now he wants to mass-produce it. Bloomberg’s Elliott Gotkine has more. (Source: Bloomberg)
A $30 ride made of recycled packaging, bottles, and car parts. One day in 2009, Israeli engineer Izhar Gafni sat in a quiet library designing a machine to extract seeds from pomegranates when his mind drifted to cycling, his favorite pastime. Gafni admired bikes made from sustainable bamboo, but their high cost seemed prohibitive. […]
This article was taken from the March 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired’s articles in print before they’re posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing online.