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  • Air Propelled Sandwich show

    Air Propelled Sandwich

    This time the Planet Mechanics are tackling one of the world’s biggest problems, traffic pollution.

    (02:12)
  • High Spinning Windmill show

    High Spinning Windmill

    Dick’s also got a mechanical mountain to climb. He’s got a few short days to manufacture a high spinning windmill.

    (02:50)
  • Dubai's Dream Palace show

    Dubai's Dream Palace

    With its oil reserves dwindling, Dubai switches its sights to tourism, building the Burj al Arab, a 60-storey hotel in the...

    (00:38)
  • South Africa's Building Site show

    South Africa's Building Site

    See how South Africa's landscape changed in the build up to the 2010 World Cup.

    (00:33)
  • Planet Mechanics Interview show

    Planet Mechanics Interview

    Interview with eco-engineer Dick Strawbridge and inventor Jem Stansfield from Planet Mechanics

    (02:47)
  • New Vehicle Delivery show

    New Vehicle Delivery

    Now it’s time for Dick and Jem to proudly reveal their new thoroughbred delivery vehicle to the expectant new owners.

    (04:55)
  • Heart of the Problem show

    Heart of the Problem

    The next morning, and the whole bike has to be stripped down to get to the heart of the problem.

    (02:55)
  • Air Motors show

    Air Motors

    It’s not nearly as much as Jem wanted so he’s ordered the best air motors he can find, but these motors are normally used...

    (02:55)
  • Eco Workshop show

    Eco Workshop

    The next morning and the Planet Mechanics’ eco-workshop is up and running. Dick and Jem are in the south of England on their...

    (02:52)
  • Scrap Heap show

    Scrap Heap

    Dick and Jem have come to this scrap heap to collect an old vehicle to recycle.

    (02:52)
  • Air Powered Moped show

    Air Powered Moped

    So they’re building a moped powered by fresh air. They’ll replace the petrol engine with an air motor and the gas tanks...

    (02:55)
  • The Ultimate Test show

    The Ultimate Test

    Fortunately they still have the oil they made earlier. So it’s time for the ultimate test: will that oil fire up the grain...

    (01:47)
  • Scrap Lawnmower show

    Scrap Lawnmower

    To drive the press, they’re salvaging this scrap lawnmower and will convert its petrol engine to run on biogas.

    (02:57)
  • Grain Dryer show

    Grain Dryer

    Is there anything else on the farm they can use to fuel the grain dryer?

    (02:36)
  • Explosive Gas Plant show

    Explosive Gas Plant

    Although the tank seems leak proof, Dick and Jem are taking no chances with their potentially explosive gas plant. They’ve...

    (02:52)
  • Cow Slurry show

    Cow Slurry

    Andy has tipped them off about a tank. They could fill this with cow slurry and use it as a digester to make biogas.

    (02:25)
  • Damp Crops show

    Damp Crops

    Grain can’t be stored if it’s too wet. Trouble is the average British summer means crops sometimes have to be harvested...

    (03:00)
  • Electric Water Taxi show

    Electric Water Taxi

    The Planet Mechanics are trying to save one of the world’s most beautiful cities – Venice.

    (01:57)
  • Engine Concerns show

    Engine Concerns

    They’re worried that the engine might not be strong enough but to get the boat onto the plane, Alberto will need to give it...

    (02:19)
  • A Need for Speed show

    A Need for Speed

    The solar-powered taxi takes forty minutes to travel from Certosa to the heart of Venice. Taking its time is fine for tourists...

    (03:00)