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A $10,000 novel cardboard idea from a young man

by Jasbinder Singh

David Jones is a man of ideas.

The 22-year-old is an avid snowboarder, skateboarder, and surfer with a large following on his YouTube channel.

David is also a big fan of Lamborghinis, and while he doesn’t think he’ll ever be able to afford one, he has devised a novel way to fulfil his dream of owning one.

David Jones is a man of ideas. (A Current Affair)

He constructed one out of cardboard. Cardboard, indeed.

David and his friend Shaun spent two weeks taking small scale paper model templates and projecting them onto a wall to create life-size versions.

The world’s first “Cardboardghini” was built with hundreds of cardboard boxes, box cutters, and a glue gun.

The 22-year-old is an accomplished snowboarder, skateboarder, and surfer with a sizable YouTube following. (It’s a Hot Topic Right Now)

The entire endeavour was shot on David’s YouTube channel, and over 500,000 people watched it from beginning to end.

“The original aim was to simply make the body, like the cardboard component,” the artist explains, “but halfway through the process, I realised this would be pretty interesting if I made it move, and I knew all the comments I’d get on the video would be to make it move.”

So he and his friends built a frame, added wheels, steering, and brake systems, and test drove the “Cardboardghini” down a hill.

David also adores Lamborghinis, and while he doubts he’ll ever be able to purchase one, he has devised a creative means of realising his ambition. (A Current Event)

“I went down a test hill and it was really sketchy,” he claimed, “it wobbled all over the place.”

“The initial goal was to take it down a major hill, but after the first test run, I’m not sure it was a smart idea.”

Another issue arose for David.

His corrugated cardboard It had to leave since the Lamborghini was taking up too much space in his father’s garage.

He constructed one out of cardboard. Yes, it’s cardboard. (A Current Event)

“I was going to destroy it and throw it away, but then I thought maybe I could sell it and raise money for a charity.”

So David devised an online marketing campaign to see what he could get.

“I guessed $50. Maybe.”

“But then it went to $200 in the first hour, then $2000 by the end of the day, and then I woke up the next morning to find it was over $10,000.”

The “Cardboardghini” was purchased for $10,420 by a buyer who wanted it as the centrepiece of a new man cave, and David is donating it to a local Children’s Hospital.

Over the course of two weeks, David and his friend Shaun took small scale paper model templates and projected them onto a wall to create life-size versions based on models like this. (“A Current Affair”)

“When I was 14, I was in the hospital for more than a year with a tumour in my chest,” David explained.

“All of the doctors and nurses were so wonderful and helped me get through it that it was a no-brainer as to who I should give the money to.”

In between making snowboarding, skateboarding, and surfing videos, David is now concocting the next big project.

“It has to be bigger and better, and yes, cardboard might be involved.”

“I have some plans that I can’t discuss because they’re top secret.”

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