Thought you guys might appreciate cuba’s dIY engineering.

Thought you guys might appreciate cuba’s dIY engineering.

As shown by this article for sixty years Cuba has had to recycle and re-build items that we take for granted.

If they want something, it means inventing or re-purposing older items into new ones. Whether it might be industrial machinery, a car, a toaster or even a battery charger. TV Antennas are built from aluminum trays. Washing machine motors are used to power lawn mowers.

With the importing of many products completely cut off, Cubans were instructed by Castro to repair, repurpose and reinvent what they could.

With their access to free education, many Cubans obtained degrees in engineering and put their schooling to work at home.

Whatever pieces of metal scrap or plastic that was found was put to use in some way-from clothing basics to industrial machinery.

Submitted June 14, 2017 at 02:02PM by templeofthought
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Thought you guys might appreciate cuba’s dIY engineering.

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