These kid inventors showcased their innovative creations during NYU's Kids Inventors Day event. Moreover, they teach that failure and not perfection is important.
Several innovative children (11 years old to 17 years old) were gathered on National Kid Inventors Day last Jan. 27 to showcase their creations, reports CBS and Entrepreneur. Some of the creations were very special and personal to the children such as that of Jordan Reeves and Jakob Sperry.
Jordan is 11, and she designed a 3D printed glitter shooting prosthetic arm. "I like sparkles so I had to shoot 'em," she said to CBS.
She also said that failure is the biggest thing she has learned throughout the whole experience. According to Entrepreneur, Jordan said that if you do not fail, then there is something wrong.
Sarah O'Rourke, the youth audience strategist for 3D company Autodesk, spoke to Entrepreneur and shared that the lesson on failure is something that these children are teaching adults. Perfection is not necessary; what is is to keep trying.
Jakob, on the other hand, created a fidget toy called GyRings, which helps people with ADHD like himself to focus in the classroom and other places. It is composed of rings that a person can fidget with, all the while being able to pay attention to other matters.
GyRings can be purchased through its official website. It comes in different colors of pink, green, blue, yellow, purple, and orange.
There are also emergency response inventions such as that of 17-year-old Alexis Lewis. She created an emergency mask pod which contains a smoke mask and a pair of goggles.
It can be thrown into collapsing or burning buildings or squeezed into small holes. It currently has a patent pending.
These kid inventors are either on their way to becoming kid entrepreneurs or are already one just like 12-year-old Mikaila Ulmer, founder of successful lemonade brand Me & The Bees Lemonade.