The Mine Kafon is a Star Wars (Death Star)-inspired device, invented by Massoud Hassani, that can be used to safely detonate landmines on the battlefield. Best of all, they’re made of bamboo, iron and plastic, so each one is very cost-effective to produce and can detonate up to four bombs before being completely destroyed. Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.


Each device, called Mine Kafon, will have a GPS tracking device linked to a website to show which areas have been cleared. They are the brainchild of Massoud Hassani, who at the age of 14 fled war-torn Afghanistan, where there are more landmines than people. He travelled with smugglers to Pakistan and Russian before settling down in Holland to study at the Design Academy Eindhoven.