Meet Dominic Wilcox, a British designer and inventor who is the brains behind an initiative called ‘Inventors’. The initiative had more than 450 children from South Tyneside and Sunderland, UK to draw their ideas for inventions and out of the 600 submitted drawings, selected a total of 60 drawings to be presented to local makers that would subsequently help with manufacturing of the devices.
The kids were asked to explain the aim of their invention when they submitted it and also explain how it would achieve the mentioned goal. Manufacturers were given only 4 weeks to produce these amazing inventions.
Wilcox said, “The children were the stars and I gained so much enjoyment seeing them getting excited about their and other peoples’ ideas.” The initiative’s website says, “Instead of just putting the drawings on the fridge door as most adults do with a child’s drawings, why not push the ideas as far as they can go taking the power of children’s imaginations seriously and see where it leads to.”
Check out the top 10 inventions from the initiative.
10. The ‘Ezy Slice Fryer (Instant fries)’ by Isaac Dawson
The potato gun slices and fries potato – INSTANT FRIES!!!
9. The ‘Food Cooler Fork’ by Ameliya Liddle
Ameliya is 6 years old and what a superb invention she has managed.
8. Shout Activated Camera
7. The ‘Disco Headphones’ by Linda Beaton
The featured glittering balls light up in synchronization to the timed beats.
6. The ‘Shady Lamp’ by Layla Amir
The direction and brightness of this lamp can be altered. Layla Amir is 11 years old.
5. The ‘Tooth-o-Matic” by Henry Hughes
4. The ‘Leaf Catcher’ by Elsie Ronald
3. The ‘Glasswards’ by Alex Luke Dickers
You can see behind yourself using these ingenious glasses.
2. The ‘Pringle Hook’ by Georgia Dinsley
This amazing invention helps you pull out Pringles up and out without having to grind your gears.
1. The ‘Phone Friend’ by Colin Salmon
This invention is designed to help people who rely on a wheelchair to have accessibility to telephone boxes.