A great invention resolves a common issue. These devices could make our lives simple, fun and safe. Some inventions online today came from child inventors. Kids can look at the world in a fresh, original way than an adult can only dream of. Having such an advantage would be perfect for adults.
Here is a list of the top famous young inventors who are responsible for inventions that have assisted, delighted and entertained. Many young people on this list made their idea or invention even before graduating from high school.Many young people patented their #invention even before graduating from high school Click To Tweet
1- Frank Epperson, The Popsicle – 11 years old
When Frank Epperson was eleven years old in the year 1905, he mixed water and soda water powder in a glass. He then stirred it up with a stick piece and left his drink on the porch outside without giving it a second thought.
As he woke up early the next morning, the San Francisco freezing changed the form of his mixture into a delicious treat frozen on a stick. Who would have thought that the popsicle was invented by accident?
Later in 1924, after discovering that his invention was a hit with the locals, he patented the ‘frozen confectionery.’ Later, his business started producing the popsicle in several fruit flavors.
2- George Nissen, The Trampoline – 16 years old
In 1930, the 16-year-old George Nissen invented the classic traditional Trampoline. Today, it is still used by adults and children for fun and exercise. As one of the more creative child inventors, he had a brainwave after watching trapeze artists in his time bouncing off the netting at the end of their routines.
It motivated him to invent a first world bouncing set up for gymnasts. He salvaging steel tools from junkyards to make the frame, then he stretched canvas across it to make bounce. After creating his first successful product, he named his product ‘the bouncing apparatus.’
3- Louis Braille, Braille reading – 15 years old
The 15-year-old Louis Braille, a young French inventor, was three years old when he got blind from a terrible accident in his father’s leather shop.
When he turned ten, he was sent to the National Institute for the Blind Youth based in Paris, where kids were taught using the Huay scheme. This system consisted of tracing Latin letter outlines with a person’s finger to which Louis Braille found limiting and clunky.
This motivated Louis on a quest to discover a better method for blind people to read and write and read quickly. At age twelve, he started experimenting with is now known as ‘Braille writing’ and finished it when he was fifteen. Even today Braille is used by many blind people to assist them.
4- Philo Farnsworth, Television – 15 years old
Who would have thought that it was a kid that invented a device that is a staple electronic in every home today? The young Philo Farnsworth came up with this big idea as he was plowing on one of his family’s farm.
While looking at the straight rows of dirt, he made on the ground; he discovered then that he was capable of inventing a television. Farnsworth broke images into parallel lines, captured them and transmitted them as electrons. Afterward, he then reassembled them on a screen for individuals to see.
At 15 years in 1921, Farnsworth had notes, sketches, and diagrams to create an ‘electronic television system.’ Then at 21, he channeled his first electronic image and held an early public presentation of a working television. Even before Farnsworth died in 1971, he had patented an average TV set of about 100 items.
5- Calculator – Invented by Blaise Pascal
After having constituted sound communication in 1962, the young child prodigy Pascall designed the world’s first calculator. Due to his slight ego, he called it the ‘Pascaline.’
With a shoebox size, Pascaline was able to subtract, divide, multiply and add, using a series of toothed wheels turned by hand. It could manage numbers up to 999, 999, 999. Pascal went on and invented theory probability, roulette, and syringe. He became among one of France’s most admired and master writers.
6- Becky Schroeder, Glo-Sheet – 12 years old
Becky was ten years old when she was trying to do her homework in her mother’s car. As it became darker outside, she had an idea for a better way to see in the dark.
Becky started playing around with phosphorescent items that exhibited light without heat. She succeeded to create the Glo-Sheet when she used the luminous paint to coat an acrylic board. At age 12, Becky was the youngest woman to be given a US Patent.
7- Alexander Graham Bell, The Telephone – 18 years old
Alexander Graham Bell began to develop methods to send speech when he was 18. His invention to what he named as the ‘harmonic telegraph’ consisted the idea of transmitting voice messages through a wire.
Alexander’s experiments with his Thomas Watson proved to be a success in the year 1875. Alexander made more inventions during his life and is respected as one of the greatest child inventors that helped the deaf.