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From Wooden Helicopters to Handmade Wall-Climbing Spidey Gloves

 - Sep 4, 2009
During tough economic times, people will often resort to handmade inventions to make ends meet. The people and apparatuses featured in this cluster have taken that homespun mentality and applied to how they get around in their world. 

From wooden helicopters to handmade Spidey gloves, these frugal frontiersman are forging ahead in their DIY shoes, cars and rickshaws and showing us all along the way that transportation innovation doesn’t always mean a touch-screen in the dashboard.