Solar Power and Sand create 3D Glass Sculptures

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If you’ve ever doubted what can be done with a little solar power, then you’ve got to watch the video below.

This solar powered invention creates 3D glass objects by heating the sand up in a process known as sintering – except instead of using the traditional lasers to form the shape from a raw material, this device makes its products out of basic sand in the Saharan Desert.

The “Solar Sinter” invention was created by Markus Kaiser, who has only been testing the current version since May 2011. Watch the video below to see the amazing process unfold: