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AnalogKid
09-28-2015, 07:28 PM
I find these sorts of projects interesting...

From South Sudan - the world's most important SUV

http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20150928-from-south-sudan-the-worlds-most-important-suv


In 130 years of innovation, automotive designers have bested sand pits, boulders, swamps, snow, trenches, ice, mud, and the inscrutable terrain of other planets. The one obstacle none seem to be able to conquer is poverty.
If that’s a hurdle Chris Low can get his passengers over, then he’ll have designed the world’s most useful utility vehicle.

http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/wwfeatures/1600_640/images/live/p0/33/sn/p033snj5.jpg

Paul Pless
09-28-2015, 07:30 PM
the speaker grill is unexpected :D

AnalogKid
09-28-2015, 07:33 PM
What about the Nintendo Wii controller for the fly-by-wire system?


“This offers me a lot of flexibility, is cheap, and I like the idea of remote control for some of the agricultural applications I am thinking of,” he wrote in his build notes on hackaday.oi. “This area still has a lot of unexploded land mines.”

skuthorp
09-28-2015, 08:58 PM
GM will buy the patent, or apply for it, and warehouse the design.
The US military will ban it under terrorism legislation, writing more if necessary.
Civil authorities world wide will deem it unroadworthy and ban it also.



Heh, what a great idea, and local manufacture as well. Mahindra in India started with a far more standard vehicle, a WW2 pattern Jeep

Jim Bow
09-28-2015, 09:22 PM
Bicycle.

LeeG
09-28-2015, 09:44 PM
Bicycle.

Yup

This bike w a 3spd coaster brake rear hub is great

http://bigkahunabicycles.com/images/library/large/sun_atlasxty_sylw_08_m.jpg

Phil Y
09-29-2015, 03:56 AM
GM will buy the patent, or apply for it, and warehouse the design.
The US military will ban it under terrorism legislation, writing more if necessary.
Civil authorities world wide will deem it unroadworthy and ban it also.


Heh, what a great idea, and local manufacture as well. Mahindra in India started with a far more standard vehicle, a WW2 pattern Jeep

Cheer up mate

Garret
09-29-2015, 07:08 AM
I particularly like the remote control possibility with the land mine danger.

Thanks for posting this!

Old Dryfoot
09-29-2015, 08:32 AM
I wish him luck, it's a good idea in a place that needs good ideas.

AnalogKid
09-29-2015, 02:04 PM
Bicycle.

You won't get any argument from me on the utility of a bicycle, but sometimes you need to carry more, or someone who perhaps can't sit on a bike, and you can't traverse a mine-riddled field via remote control on a bike. So any solution that doesn't involve buying fossil-fuel dependent vehicles from developed countries and thereby increasing the developing countries debt is a good thing.

Ted Hoppe
09-29-2015, 04:47 PM
for 3500 dollars. they could buy 6 of these bikes with 2 trailers. a decent 2,000 watt gas generator, 8 - 50 watt solar panels and several lead acid batteries for storage. That would mean they could have led lights for night for a half dozen houses, charge several cell phones, run a water pump that could drive hot water and water filters, power their radios and greatly improve their lives.

http://i01.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v1/504371121/alloy-frame-good-quality-city-font-b-electric-b-font-bicycle-font-b-lady-b-font.jpghttp://www.getaddictedto.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Cargo-Bike-Trailer-By-Hinterher-03.jpg