A Technological Approach to Weeding Your Garden
This little invention really made my smile. No one would argue that weeding is a less than comfortable task. You get hot and worn out quite quickly. For me, my knees start to hurt and my back becomes really stiff. All of those complaints aside, this seems like comedic alternative. I guess this Aussi inventor was simply fed up with those little foam pads that you place under your knees or perhaps he got sunburned one too many times.
But all kidding aside, the Wunda Weeder, picture below, is a fairly ingenious creation. This solar powered rolling lounger could certainly change the way that people tend to their gardens. You would need a fairly large garden to really justify such a mechanism, but if you have such a need, the Wunda Weeder seems like the best solution you are going to find. Unless, that is, you are prepared to build a version of your own.
The assembly is really quite simple, though in my opinion, a little over-engineered. Above the occupant, there are two mounted solar panels that recharge the battery pack. The power stored up in the battery is used to slowly propel the Wunda Weeder along your garden, enabling you to pick out weeds and tend to your plants while lounging semi-comfortable position. Lying on your stomach isn’t a particularly natural position, but it would still be much better than crouching over every foot of your garden. The Wunda Weeder also shades the user from the sun and even includes a radio to provide some entertainment as you work.
Though currently only available in Australia, maybe the Wunda Weeder will start revolutionizing gardening in the U.S. in the near future. Then maybe you too can take on gardening while lying down.