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Hot-Air Balloon Powered By Solar Energy
By Tamara Kisha Tan, 03 Feb 2013
Argentinian artist Tomàs Saraceno has successfully fused his interests in engineering and biological sciences with his invention of a hot-air balloon that is powered by good-ol’ sunlight.
The invention stems from Saraceno’s project titled, ‘59 Steps To Be On Air By Sun Power’. Each step was documented in a series of instructions.
With just two people helping each other out, the artist assures us that the solar-powered balloon can be recreated by anybody within 24 hours.
Made primarily of modest every-day items like large garbage bags, transparent tape, rope and bicycle wheels, the structure truly seems a lot more humble than its actual capabilities.
Are you up for the challenge of making a solar powered hot-air balloon? If you are, you can download the instructions here and hopefully you’ll be cruising the skies above in no time.
[via Designboom.com, images via Tomàs Saraceno and Foundation Entreprise Hermès]
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