Here’s one beetle most of us would be happy to find in our lawns–the Lawn Beetle. This unique concept design by YunJin Chang of Seoul is a cute little automatic lawn mower equipped both to cut your lawn and bag the clippings, all without you lifting a hand.
Modeled after the dung beetle–that funny little bug known to walk around all day with hind quarters aloft, pushing a ball of its eponymous burden– the Lawn Beetle features blades on its bottom powered by solar panels on its top. Clipped grass is collected in a glass bowl, which you can remove and use as a kind of art-piece, presumably, to amuse your guests until the next time you mow (or simply discard).
How exactly this little guy is smart enough to sense the boundaries of your lawn and refrain from mowing your neighbor’s property, your garden and landscaping beds is not entirely clear, but still, this is a concept we’d love to see come to life, being that it is almost certainly the cutest lawnmower on record (and that glass ball of lawn clippings would make a fabulous conversation piece).
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