Invention by kids around the Globe



  • Taylor Rosenthal from Opelika received patent for first aid vending machines when he was 14-year-old.
  • ThePopsicle was created in 1905 by 11-year-old Frank Epperson.
  • The Ear muffs were created in 1873 by15-year-old Chester Greenwood.
  • The Trampoline was created in 1930 by 16-year-old George Nissen.
  • The Crayon holders were invented by Cassidy Goldstein at age 11.
  • Austin Meggittwas nine when he invented a device for carrying a baseball bat, ball and glove safely on the handlebars of a bicycle. He received U.S. patent no. 6,029,874 in 2000.
  • Louis Braille invented Braille, a sophisticated system to help the blind read and write, at the age of 15.
  • The smart wheel, a cover for your steering wheel with sensors and LED lights that determines when you don’t have both hands on the wheel were invented by a group of six teens from LondonBerry
  • Walt Disney sold his first drawings at the age of 7.
  • Annie Ostojic (age 13) of Munster, Ind., recievedSamueli Foundation Prize for her STEM knowledge and innovation in the design of a more energy efficient microwave.
  • Sebastian Mellen (age 14) of San Diego, Calif., recieved Marconi/Samueli Award for Innovation based on his aptitude and skill in technical and mathematical concepts while demonstrating superior teamwork and his app that can do a broad range of algebraic calculations.
  • Six-year-old Suzanna Goodin, tired of cleaning the cat food spoon, came up with the idea of an edible spoon-shaped cracker. She won a grand prize for her invention in the Weekly Reader National Invention Contest.
  • 8 years old, Theresa Thompson and her 9-year-old sister Marywere the youngest sisters to receive a U.S. patent. They invented a solar tepee for a science fair project in 1960. They called the device a Wigwarm.
  • At age 9, Margaret Knight inventeda machine that makes the square-bottom paper bags. The machine was patented in 1871.
  • 11 years old Jeanie Low received a patent on March 10, 1992, for inventing the Kiddie Stool—a foldup stool that fits under the sink so kids can unfold it, stand on it, and reach the sink on their own.
  • 14 years old Pamela Sica invented a push-button device that raises the floor of a car so that cargo can be raised and easily removed.
  • 8 years old Chelsea Lannonreceived a patent in 1994 for her “pocket diaper,” a diaper that has a pocket that holds a baby wipe and baby powder puff.
  • John J. Stone-Parkerwas only 4 years old when he invented a star shaped gadget to prevent ice from slipping out of a drinking glass.