All posts tagged regenerative design

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) […]

Solar Rattan Day-Pack

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 12:10am by russs.net Comments Off
Solar Rattan Day-Pack

Our latest Solar Backpack is shipped!  Just before I sent it off to its lucky new owner, I remembered to snap some photos.  I’ve been reluctant to send this off because well, its so awesome!  I’ve been “field testing” it for the last few weeks.  With a built in solar-powered battery pack connected to a USB cellphone charger (accessible under the […]

Organic Frisbee Design Progress

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 3:59pm by Russell Maier Comments Off
Organic Frisbee Design Progress

90%! Organic Frisbee Prototype Version 3.0 is cruising! This version is a deft combination of young pine, bamboo and a little rattan (as opposed to full rattan) and it flies at 90% the performance of a regular plastic frisbee! And I can still see the areas for improvement.

The design is based on the ancestral rice winnower weaving tradition of […]