Gadget Nation: A Journey Through the Eccentric World of Invention

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 244 pages
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Gadget geeks, design buffs, hobbyists, and anyone interested in how things work: this is required reading! Featuring more than 100 quirky innovations from “garage inventors” across the nation, this visual showcase captures America's can-do spirit and creative energy. All the clever amateur creators profiled here brought their ideas to life right in their own homes; the fruits of their imagination range from the useful (a “Finger Shield” for when you're chopping food) to the offbeat (a diaper for your pet bird).There are items for people on the go, to help you look your best, and to make life easier at home—and electronics too. Get the background story on every invention, along with a statistics-filled sidebar, photos, illustrations, and diagrams to add to the fun!
 

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Greenberg, a writer and "innovation insider" who works the quirky device beat, looks into a number of those "why didn't I think of that" (and "why did anyone think of that") products in this colorful ... Read full review

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Some are actually ingenious and helpful, some just are... weird. [Sep, 2013]

Contents

ON THE GO
1
Drink DeputyTravel MateDrink Mate
12
ELECTRONICS
69
WHAT GOES IN
101
Marshmallow Chef Sticks
108
Cookie Stacker
114
YOU AT YOUR BEST
157
ActionCaps
164
Sexy Big Bow
170
Headwarmer Pillowcase
176
Get Your Gadget Going
236
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Steve Greenberg is the owner of GreenInk Consulting in Carmel, Indiana, and a partner in a publishing concern. For over twenty-five years, he held reporting positions and editorships at daily newspapers across the Midwest, in the Great Plains, and on the East Coast.

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