Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by summerdays, 19 Jun 2008.

  1. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    My 7 year old school is obviously in inventing mode ... he has just invented a new bike lock (not sure it will take off ... its in the bike stand), but it is reflective, a new pannier ... including a phone pocket, and now mudguards - apparently these ones are reflective too....

    He is making drawings of all his inventions and driving me around the bend asking to spell lots of words.

    I'm impressed with both his inventiveness and his concern for me on the bike.
  2. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Sounds good, summerdays! He's only to be encouraged. :biggrin:
  3. Night Train

    Night Train Maker of Things

    Greater Manchester
    It's how I started off. Taking nothing for granted and assuming everything could be made better. Needs encouraging as there is not enough of that sort of thinking in the youth of today. In due course, introduce him to a local patent agent so he isn't afraid of protecting his ideas.
  4. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    If he gets any really good ideas that could end up making an absolute fortune you can PM them to me first and I'll give them the once over and get the paper work under way for you.
  5. red_tom

    red_tom New Member

    East London
  6. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    You might well want to start thinking about career things in a few years time. When he becomes a teenager get him some mechanical engineering and other general engineering books?
  7. OP

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    His dad is was a computer geek in his teens/30's, and one of the what are instructions for... type. He and a mate made a device for one of their O or A-levels ... and on the day it didn't work ... so they quickly fudged it so that it produced some almost but not perfect results (when they pressed a button out of site of the examiner).

    Somehow Dom I think I will turn down your kind offer:biggrin:
  8. Lardyboy

    Lardyboy New Member

    At least he's doing something that's developing his imagination and thought processes, unlike 90% of the population. Encourage and nurture any talent he's got I say Summerdays.
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