Bikes made from some recycled material is one thing but a group of students have taken it up a notch to create a trash-based bike while also produces energy. So astounding were the bikes that they were said to be a prime element as well in powering up a film festival screening in St. Etienne.
Best known as Open Source, the group of engineering students started it all last year over at the School of Mines , starting an eco-projections initiative to show documentary films powered by the said energy-rendering bikes.
This year however, they took it to an entirely different level. The team constructed new prototypes based on the original bikes, only with upcycled trash for the parts. Slats from old beds were used for the curved seat. The frame came from discarded wooden grocery crates and old church benches, according to the project description. Table legs became the base.