Guatemala epicycles bicycles into pedal machines. via bbc.com
What’s the point of a bicycle that doesn’t go anywhere? In one part of Guatemala, old bikes are being recycled into nifty pedal-powered machines.
For almost 20 years, the charity Maya Pedal has been converting bicycle parts donated from abroad into so-called “bicimaquinas”, or bicycle machines….
At first, the pedal technology was aimed at helping to make small-scale agriculture sustainable.
Now, at low cost, individuals are using it to create their own businesses without electricity and to reduce the physical effort of daily chores in the home.
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