Cool projects

Baddeck Rokkaku Workshop

Flight of the Silver Dart Centennial – Rokkaku Workshop

In celebration of Canada’s centennial of flight, this once in 100 years 2 day kite-making workshop is being offered to a limited number of participants on a first come, first served basis. Kite-maker Bill Wilson and fabric artist Anne Morrell will guide this workshop providing the inspiration and expertise required for each participant to design and construct a Rokkaku kite.… Read more →

Custom Ozone Kite Build

This is a really cool series of photos showing what it takes to build a custom kite-surfing kite. Here is an example from a fantastic natural refresher drink called Dwarf8, http://www.dwarf8.com/ from Switzerland but based in the kite mecca of Europe, Tarifa, where best to have a custom kite? They ordered an 11m Sport 2 in all white sail with… Read more →

Long flight for Birdwoman kite

Stuff.co.nz (The Dominion Post) has a quick article on Suzanne Tamaki’s kite “Manu Wahine” which means “Bird Woman”. The kite will be displayed in the British museum together with the oldest known traditional Maori kite, which is the male counter part to Tamaki’s kite. You can read the complete article here..Long flight for Birdwoman kite – Stuff.co.nz Photo Source :… Read more →

Synergetic Kites – An Interview With Thomas K. Horvath

Photo source: www.horvath.ch Hello all, Over the past couple of days I have had some great correspondence with the Synergetic kite creator Thomas K. Horvath. Thomas graciously agreed to answer some of questions about his inspiration and motivation to build these very cool kites. Steadywinds: Who is Thomas K. Horvath? Thomas:My parents came to Switzerland as refugees in the Hungarian… Read more →

KiteGen Project

Found an interesting article on iafrica.com today about another project aimed at using kites to generate electricity. This concept is more of a merry-go-round with large kites tethered to spokes. Some prelminary trials have been done and a small test showed that it was possible to produce energy using this design. A team has been assembled and they will begin… Read more →