25 Feb '15, 5pm

Maya pedal transforms old bikes into pedal-powered water pumps, blenders, and more

We’ve seen some incredible innovations in bicycle technology lately, from self-charging components such as the Copenhagen Wheel to designer fixies by Diesel . But what happens to these and all other bikes when their owners move on? That’s where Guatemalan NGO Maya Pedal comes in: they transform donated bicycles into pedal-powered machines including water pumps, blenders and tile makers for use where electricity is too expensive or inaccessible. We say more (pedal) power to you, Maya Pedal! Check out the video by Makeshift to learn more about this brilliant innovation.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/maya-pedal/

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