All posts tagged bamboo

Meeting the Bamboo Bike Master

Posted on November 7, 2016 at 3:13pm by russs.net Comments Off
Meeting the Bamboo Bike Master

Its not often that I get to meet someone with more experience than I in the confluence of bamboo, bikes, and solar all together.  However, the other day it happily happened!  I was able to drop in to a bamboo bike making workshop featuring renowned bamboo bike master maker, Craig Calfree.

Mark Donavan, the workshop organizer, and Craig Calfree (right) […]

Team Frisboofied

Posted on October 12, 2016 at 1:08pm by russs.net Comments Off
Team Frisboofied

We just got in our custom printed Ubud Om Trooper Frisboos!  Here’s the team with the latest model of the first ever bamboo flying disc.

Thanks to My Nguyen for the photo.

Bamboo Akademy Nusantara Goes Ecobricking

Posted on October 1, 2016 at 9:20am by russs.net Comments Off

Akademy Bambu Nusantara is now Ecobrick empowered.  Yesterday, we did a workshop at this amazing organic laboratory.  They hosted this training for their staff, craftsmen and the neighboring school.  They learned why it’s bad for the environment to dump their plastics in the river (as they had been doing before) and how instead how they can do so much better […]

Bamboo Pixel Project is alive at the World Innovation Forum

Posted on September 20, 2016 at 3:35pm by russs.net Comments Off
Bamboo Pixel Project is alive at the World Innovation Forum

Shine Time!  Last night we plugged in the pixels and ignited our bamboo pixel project at the Global Innovation Forum outside of Jakarta.  3 meters by 2meters and 600 bottles make a luminous wall of light for the Akademy Bambu Nisantara’s pilot Rumah Oksigen– a sample of a super low cost house made from bamboo rather than steel reinforcement.  Since […]

Solar Bottle Pixel Project

Posted on June 11, 2016 at 1:18pm by russs.net Comments Off
Solar Bottle Pixel Project

 

Tadahhh! Here is the finished installation of our Solar Bottle Pixel Project on Parang Sumo beach, Java, Indonesia. We couldn’t have done it without the Gardu Action Team– they worked even while fasting for Ramadan! Matarnoan Budy Bamboo!

I am really proud of this co-creation. True, its a super simple concept, but underneath it manifests some core artistic philiosophy that have […]

Calling for Riders of the New Wave!

Posted on July 25, 2015 at 8:57pm by russs.net Comments Off

Our version 2.0 solar bamboo bike is complete!  While working hard on it the last month our team has mined the essential insights on how to make it better.  We are now ready to make our first production run.  If I can get 10 orders, we can bring the price down to 1000$US– a spectacular price for a super unique, […]

I am Biking on My Bamboo Bike

Posted on September 23, 2013 at 9:50am by russs.net Comments Off
I am Biking on My Bamboo Bike

At last my bamboo bike is up and operational!  It took a little bit of time to transfer all the good components from my old bike to the new one.  Now, however, it is rocking and I am rolling!  HALLELUJAH.  My last bike’s frame was 3 inches too short (or rather I was 3 inches too tall for the largest […]