Last edited: 24 August 2009      

The Karupika is a parabolic cooker with two pivots that allow it to be turned towards the sun: one allows rotation and the other controls the angle of parabola's elevation. It is a lightweight cooker that is easy to use. It can be assembled in 3 minutes, and can boil a liter of water in 33 minutes. The Karupika uses a black recipient of 16 cm, which allows the temperature to reach 205 °C (401 °F).

Materials[edit | edit source]

All components are made of aluminium, with a highly reflctive aluminium laminate (aca 4250E made in U.S.A), 0.5mm thick.

Dimensions/Weight[edit | edit source]


  • Diameter: 80 cm focal length: 17cm (from the deepest part of the parabola)
  • Diameter of condensing focus: 10 cm

Weight: 3kg

See also[edit | edit source]

Contact[edit | edit source]

Motoharu Takizawa
356 Kuwayama
384-2101 Saku, Nagano


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