We are used to seeing things that are “Made In China,” but these industrious individuals from the Asian country took that idea to a new level.
Clever Chinese citizens have taken to creating their own vehicles, aircrafts, submarines, and robots. Some seem kind of bizarre, but you can’t deny the impressive skill behind these inventors.
1.) Wooden Electric Car
Liu Fulong created the vehicle, which can reach up to 20 miles per hour.
2.) Mobile Suitcase
It took He Liang 10 years to perfect this suitcase-scooter hybrid. It’s capable of speed of up to 12 miles per hour and can travel 30-40 miles per full charge.
3.) Musical Comb
Han Yuzi’s invention can give you sweet tunes after it’s done giving you sweet style.
4.) Giant Motorcycle
This 600 lb mammoth motorcycle only took $1,300 to create. Despite its impressive look, it can only reach speeds of about 25 miles per hour.
5.) Unusual Unicycle
Invented several years ago by cyclist Li Yongli, this gives a new spin on unicycles.
6.) Broom Tractor
Twelve brooms cycle at the back of this tractor to sweep up the streets of Mohe.
7.) DIY Submarine
The farmer spent five months creative the submarine, which he successfully submerged in 30 feet of water.
8.) Suction Submarine
Zhang Wuyi uses this submarine to collect sea cucumbers in Wuhan.
9.) Homemade Helicopter
Young farmer Wu Zhongyuan sets off his helicopter propellers in Jiuxian county.
10.) Walking Robot
Farmer Wu Yulu created this walking robot to pull his rickshaw without getting tired.
11.) “Noah’s Ark of China”
Yang Zongfu created this 6-ton cylinder which protects anyone inside from external heat, water, and impact.
12.) Prosthetic Arms
Sun Jifa lost his arms in an explosive fishing accident over 30 years ago. He couldn’t afford expensive prosthetics, so he spent two years guiding his nephews to build these out of scrap metal.
13.) DIY Aircraft
This motorcycle/aircraft hybrid was invented by Zhang Xuelin from Jinan.
14.) Scrap Metal Robot
Self-taught inventor Tao Xiangli bought the scrap materials for $49,037 from a second-hand market. There’s only one flaw: it’s too big to fit through his front door.
15.) Giant Bicycle
No engine necessary for this bad boy made by Zhang Yali and friends.
Created by farmer Shu Mansheng from the Dashu village.
17.) DIY Plane
Created by automobile mechanic Ding Shilu from Shenyang.
18.) Water Bicycle
Created by Liu Wanyong, the bike is held up by two large floating tubes.
19.) Floating Bicycle
This more compact version is photographed being ridden here by Lei Zhiqian across the Hanjiang River.
20.) Mini Submarine
Local farmer Zhang Wuyi uses this workshop to create various scientific inventions like this submarine.
21.) Homemade Canon
Hopefully this doesn’t have to come in handy, but farmer Yang Youde seems pleased with his invention.
22.) Homemade Submarine
Tao Xiangli tests his submarine in the waters outside Beijing.
These are just a handful of the amazing things crafted over the years in China. Last year, over 200,000 inventions were reported. Looks like we need to step up our game, America.