Culture: Bicimáquinas

Founded by engineer and bicycle enthusiast Carlos Marroquin, the Maya Pedal Association began recycling scraps of bicycles to create simple machines capable of performing a number of tasks that would otherwise require electricity, which is often unavailable in smaller villages.. Bicimáquinas are pedal-powered blenders, washing machines and threshing machines hand-crafted in Maya Pedal’s warehouse in San Andrés Itzapa, where volunteers operate a bike repair service and build these ingenious contraptions.

Find out more about the Maya Pedal Association here.

via [Lustik]