Saturday, May 14, 2011

Engineering for Change

YOUR BASIC MACHINE-SHOP can be sorely needed in many parts of the globe. Engineering for Change is an outfit that is trying to do something about it.

Among many interesting designs is a $200 multimachine, which you see above. JALOPNIK's article on the device calls it

This fascinating design is a ten-in-one tool made from engine blocks and other recycled parts that works as a grinder, mill, lathe, saw and other tools. It alone can perform all of the functions of a decently-equipped machine shop. And it costs only $200 to build.

1 comment:

theo said...

That is awesome. I have always been a big fan of hand powered tools. I love how this brings ancient technology and melds it with the detritus of today’s castoffs. brilliant!