Saturday, May 23, 2009

Re-Inventing the Wheel

So here I am folks, rapping up the week of teen-inventors. I’ve been running circles around my PC, driving myself crazy trying to come up with reasonable and fun blog. Why am I not writing about a group of teens in Utah who invented a new automotive air conditioning system, using Peltier chips? I don’t like to write about something that’s already covered on the Internet just for the sake of having something to write about.

I must warn you though. DON’T take everything I write serious!



My son (nineteen) is an inventor; just look what he built at age eleven. It took me a few minutes to find it in the garage which is full of his inventions. He is very good with his hands ya’ know.

I wish he could fix our car though. I got a phone call from the dealership this morning. They are saying the repair will be costly due to a missing throttle actuator and control module. The car was garage kept. I have no clue how these parts could have ended up missing. I think they are trying to rip me off.

Back to my son. Currently he is working on something very nifty and he said this device will take care of a lot of problems and might even fix the car once and for all. When I tried to peek at it to take pictures for the blog he got very mad and slammed the door in my face. “It’s a surprise.” He yelled through the closed door.

What I did see though was a circuit board taped to five, ten inch, pink looking sticks that had “CAUTION” printed on them. Some wires leading to a battery pack.
I’m very proud of my son and I understand his explosive temper when I tried to get some pictures. I mean somebody could be trying to copy his invention if I had uploaded pictures here, right?
Did I mention his new invention is remote controlled?

I made up the part with his current invention and the broken car. Hope you got a good laugh out of it. Did you catch it?


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2 comments:

Pam Ripling said...

Well, I guess it's entirely possible that you are suggesting that missing car parts and unusual secret inventions could be connected somehow... My boys were always good at inventing things that began with Legos and rubber bands and even once a CO.2 cartridge attached... man did that thing fly down the street.

They really shone, however, when they invented excuses about missing homework.

Pam
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Martin Bartloff said...

I can write about book about things my son has done with rubber bands and astray car parts in the garage.

Homework however, he never was able to convince me inventing excuses. His nose would turn red.

I had to point out the pun in this as one of my friends seriously though my son was putting a bomb together lol. I'm not good writing sarcastic I guess.

Oh that little thingy in the picture, he really bolted that together and although he is 19 now, I'm not allowed to get rid of it.

Thanks for the comment Pam, I truly appreciate it.

--Martin