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Mon Mar 5 11:16 am  #1


Inventor Of The Wind-Up Radio Dies

It's not that big on this side of the world, but Trevor Baylis's wind-up radio had a huge impact in poor parts of the world, where batteries or electricity were sometimes hard to come by. Sadly as the linked article explains, the prolific inventor (including of a wind-up mobile phone charger and shoes that would charge a device while you walked) died broke because of patent laws that didn't protect him.

Inventor of the wind-up radio Trevor Baylis dies 'in poverty' aged 80  

 

Thu Mar 8 9:16 am  #2


Re: Inventor Of The Wind-Up Radio Dies

What happened...did his mainspring break?

 

Thu Mar 8 9:36 am  #3


Re: Inventor Of The Wind-Up Radio Dies

I think he got too wound up in his inventions.

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Fri Mar 9 9:17 am  #4


Re: Inventor Of The Wind-Up Radio Dies

Ya, must have made him cranky.