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Design

Winner of the 2016 Wilko & W’innovate award for innovation, Joshua Akhtar’s passion project, bait hive, is a foldable beehive that uses pheromones to safely attract and capture swarms of bees for relocation. 

The hives work by offering the optimum conditions a swarm would be looking for; the hive lures the swarms with a scented pheromone, mixed with beeswax and rubbed on the fold out landing pad and interior of the hive. 

Akhtar’s bait hives are designed to be easily located at height, where owners have the maximum chance of catching a swarm. 

The tunnelled foam entrance mimics a hollow tree and provides insulation for the bees, the 6 mm thick body of the hive is optically opaque and is resilient to all weather.

Finally, a pop out base reveals a varroa mesh floor allowing the swarm to be left in the hive for an extended period of time, and the mesh floor opens partially for ventilation. designboom.com
Richmond student Paul Kohlhausen has created a fully functional 3D printed camera, taking the best features from an array of costly high-end cameras and reverse engineering them into the camera of his dreams. 

With no prior knowledge in CAD software, Kohlhaussen taught himself everything from scratch when designing and building the eight components that make up the camera’s modular design. 

The cycloptic mustard monster takes panoramic photos much like the discontinued Hasselblad XPan

the project initially started as Paul Kohlhaussen wanted to start shooting larger negatives than the standard medium format allows, which is generally only possible with expensive cameras.

The designer brought together the features of the $5,000+Mamiyaa 7 for medium format photography, the discontinued Hasselblad XPan for the panoramic frame size and the $5,000+ Leica M series, resulting in the creation of his project — the PK-6142016, otherwise known as the cycloptic mustard monster.

The camera is built to shoot 6 x 14 negatives on 120mm film and its modular eight-part design allows it to easily pair with different camera gear. designboom.com