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2001 Young Inventors Awards Program winners announced.
October 22, 2001 9:15 AM   Subscribe

2001 Young Inventors Awards Program winners announced. I'm really digging this pedal lawnmover and the direct water injector for plants.
posted by skallas (13 comments total)

 
wow, those kids just rock. neat.
posted by rebeccablood at 9:21 AM on October 22, 2001


simple design but genius. I wonder how many hardware companies are going to kick themselves over this one
posted by monkeyJuice at 9:31 AM on October 22, 2001


huh!, but wait. Whats this
posted by monkeyJuice at 9:34 AM on October 22, 2001


trevor bayliss would be proud!
i share his opinion that invention should be 'taught' at schools on the national curriculum. children are full of ideas, most of which are perfected before the end of puberty. einstein said that he first considered the the absolute nature of the speed of light sitting on a hill, at the age of 17.

however, the pedal-powered lawnmower may need a bit of work yet. i seem to remember that lawnmowers used to be pushed 'by hand'. this all reminds me of a song by 'the happy flowers' called 'i threw my frisbee under the lawnmower and then lost my hand trying to retrieve it', or similar.
posted by asok at 9:40 AM on October 22, 2001


a "ladder increaser"! genius name and invention! the cooles thing i ever invented was an underwater helicopter... and i think eddie izzard came up with that one first, anyway.
posted by lotsofno at 9:41 AM on October 22, 2001


trevor bayliss would be proud!
i share his opinion that invention should be 'taught' at schools on the national curriculum. children are full of ideas, most of which are perfected before the end of puberty. einstein said that he first considered the the absolute nature of the speed of light sitting on a hill, at the age of 17.

however, the pedal-powered lawnmower may need a bit of work yet. i seem to remember that lawnmowers used to be pushed 'by hand'. this all reminds me of a song by 'the happy flowers' called 'i threw my frisbee under the lawnmower and then lost my hand trying to retrieve it', or similar.
posted by asok at 9:42 AM on October 22, 2001


arse, well if i'm going to double post i may as well include a link to trevor's company website, selling a variety of 'wind-up' devices.
posted by asok at 9:44 AM on October 22, 2001


thanks a lot. that's another couple of christmas presents sorted out.
cheers
posted by quarsan at 11:04 AM on October 22, 2001


This tool is a toothpaste dispenser which only gives out the amount of toothpaste you want and wasting none.

My life is complete. No, really, kudos to these kids.
posted by adampsyche at 11:32 AM on October 22, 2001


I thought most of the designs were silly, but it's absolutely wonderful to see young kids get involved in something like this. (which is the whole point)

As a cyclist, I like the lawnmower-bicycle idea the most.
posted by Witold at 12:31 PM on October 22, 2001


My favorite:

"The function of this tool is to allow you to play catch with your dog without having to throw the ball yourself."

This is a kid who's going to go far in life, if he can get off the couch.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:55 PM on October 22, 2001


hmm.. "Direct water injector" Good idea!

the only problem is that I bought mine at a garden store about 10 years ago... hardly new
posted by BlitzK at 2:38 PM on October 22, 2001


LOL... I remember these competitions as a kid, I would of won if I wasn't competing against their dads.
posted by ryryslider at 4:28 PM on October 22, 2001


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