Product designer Massoud Hassani blends art and utility in a low cost response to Kabul’s landmines. Made from bamboo and biodegradable plastics, the Mine Kafon is a spherical, wind-powered device crafted to roll across open expanses like the deserts of Afghanistan, heavy enough to detonate any mines touched on. As a mine blast destroys only one or two of the Mine Kafon’s many legs, Hassani’s device can safely destroy numerous landmines in one journey. 

Read more on the Mine Kafon project at Hassani’s blog, or watch the designer speak on the device at his My Way talk this past April.

- Maggie