The Bicycle Machines of Guatemala

 

Power Hackers, a series made in collaboration with Autodesk, profiles unexpected makers and designers who are developing creative climate solutions.

This video profiles the inspiring work of Maya Pedal, a Guatemalan organization that produces "bicimaquinas," or bicycle-powered machines. The income-generating devices range from blenders to milling machines. Along with clever engineering, director Mario Juarez has succeeded in fostering pride in the community's work.

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Filmed by Dave Mercer.
Music by Greg Thomas and James Childs.


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