The Mine Kafon: A Wind-Powered Tumbleweed That Destroys Landmines [Video]

A beautiful, simple, cheap, and effective way to get rid of landmines in mine-infested territories. This guy is a genius.

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[Focus Forward Films]


7 Responses to The Mine Kafon: A Wind-Powered Tumbleweed That Destroys Landmines [Video]

  1. Definitely a good idea, but it suffers from the inability to completely cover any area. You could roll 1000 of these across a mine field and not be sure you got all of the landmines. I can't tell if this would make the remaining landmines easier to remove or not.

    • exactly.. and there are already devices that can cover large fields probably for a lower cost than mentioned

  2. perhaps if one could attach some form of pressure based paint it could give people a safe passage through the minefield?

  3. I had the same thought as Mythobeast, but then thought if someone were doing this as a larger project, you could attach GPS trackers and develop a program to help you track where they've gone through the field. Even so, this is still an awesome start for clearing land mines!

  4. there is waaaaay more to mine clearing then just blowing them up, then some poor guy with proder and mine detector has to crawls through the rest of it to see what was left behind.

  5. Instead of a ball design, try a long cylinder. 10 – 15ft long and roll 3 out one after the other on the same path. /fixed