First, a Chinese family developed an oxygen ventilator with bicycles, washing machine parts and water hoses, then Argentinian car mechanic Jorge Cardile built a walking machine to rehabilitate his son's dead arms and legs.
Nine thousand pinheirinhos live here; there are enough to muster several battalions of desperate foot soldiers. You match the police’s equipment with your own ingenuity. Motorcycle helmets become combat gear.
Verdict: guilty. Sentence: 10 years. Feels like: being buried alive. Whether you wait out the sentence, or break a path to freedom, your most useful assets will be the DIY tips and tools invented by fellow prisoners.
Bike-blenders, bike-grinders, bike-water pumps, bike-washing machines invented by descendants of the ancient Mayans, in the Guatemalan village of San Andrés Itzapa.